Kinesiophobia in chronic musculoskeletal pain

What is the influence of kinesiophobia on outcomes in people with chronic musculoskeletal pain?

The authors of this systematic review found strong evidence of an association between a greater degree of kinesiophobia and higher pain intensity; the association with higher pain severity and lower quality of life was supported by moderate-strength evidence.

The same level of evidence also supported the predictive ability of kinesiophobia for the progression of disability. On the contrary, there was no evidence of a predictive role of kinesiophobia on changes in pain intensity.


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