Journal article

Is impaired knee confidence related to worse kinesiophobia, symptoms, and physical function in people with knee osteoarthritis after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction?

Harvi F Hart, Natalie J Collins, David C Ackland, Kay M Crossley

JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN SPORT | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To compare knee confidence and kinesiophobia (fear of re-injury) in those with and without knee osteoarthritis following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, and determine whether poorer knee confidence is associated with greater kinesiophobia, worse knee-related symptoms, and functional impairments in those with knee osteoarthritis. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. METHODS: Sixty-six individuals, 5-12 years following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, with (n=30) and without (n=36) knee osteoarthritis were included. Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score quality-of-life question (Q3), assessed knee confidence and Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia assessed kinesiophobia. I..

View full abstract

Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Post-graduate Scholarship (Australia)


Awarded by NHMRC (Australia) Research Training (Post-Doctoral) Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

DJO Global provided funding for the radiographs. Harvi Hart is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Post-graduate Scholarship (Australia) (#813021) and Natalie Collins is supported by a NHMRC (Australia) Research Training (Post-Doctoral) Fellowship (#628918). Harvi Hart was awarded the ASICS Ken Maquire Award for Best New Investigator for this paper at Be Active 2012.