Journal article

Fear of movement and (re)injury is associated with condition specific outcomes and health-related quality of life in women with patellofemoral pain

Marcella F Pazzinatto, Danilo De Oliveira Silva, Richard W Willy, Fabio M Azevedo, Christian J Barton

PHYSIOTHERAPY THEORY AND PRACTICE | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Investigate the association of fear of movement and (re)injury with clinical outcomes in women with patellofemoral pain (PFP). METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 92 women with PFP who completed the TAMPA scale for kinesiophobia. The TAMPA score and its two subscales - activity avoidance and somatic focus were correlated with BMI, physical activity level, pain catastrophizing scale, health-related quality of life, pain sensitivity via pressure pain threshold, self-reported disability, and worst knee pain in last month. RESULTS: Greater fear of movement and (re)injury, activity avoidance, and somatic focus were correlated with lower local pain sensitivity (rho = -0.29 to ..

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