Journal article

Predictors of short and long term outcome in patellofemoral pain syndrome: a prospective longitudinal study

Natalie J Collins, Kay M Crossley, Ross Darnell, Bill Vicenzino

BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS | BMC | Published : 2010

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFP) is a common musculoskeletal condition that has a tendency to become chronic and problematic in a proportion of affected individuals. The objective of this study was to identify prognostic factors that may have clinical utility in predicting poor outcome on measures of pain and function in individuals with PFP. METHODS: A prospective follow-up study was conducted of 179 participants in a randomised clinical trial. Nine baseline factors (age, gender, body mass index, arch height, duration of knee pain, worst pain visual analogue scale, Kujala Patellofemoral Score (KPS), functional index questionnaire (FIQ), step down repetitions) were investigated..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Public Health Scholarship


Funding Acknowledgements

The randomised clinical trial was funded primarily by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Primary Health Care Project Grant # 301037). NC was the recipient of a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Public Health Scholarship (# 351663). The work of the authors was independent of the funding organisations. We wish to thank the study participants and acknowledge the work of research assistants Jane Buckley, Bula Elwell and Erica Williams. NC is currently employed by Griffith University (Gold Coast Campus, Australia) and The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (Herston, Australia).