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STUDY DESIGN Evaluation of the psychometric properties of a translated and culturally adapted questionnaire. OBJECTIVE Translating, culturally adapting, and validating the Italian version of the Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia (TSK-I) to allow its use for Italian-speaking patients with low back pain. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Increasing attention is being(More)
OBJECTIVE Translating, culturally adapting and validating an Italian version of the Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS-I) to allow its use with Italian-speaking patients with knee complaints. DESIGN The KOOS-I was developed by means of forward-backward translation, a final review by an expert committee, and a test of the pre-final version(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of a programme of active self-correction and task-oriented exercises on spinal deformities and health-related quality of life (HRQL) in patients with mild adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) (Cobb angle <25°). METHODS This was a parallel-group, randomised, superiority-controlled study in which 110 patients were randomly(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of a rehabilitation programme including the management of catastrophising and kinesiophobia on disability, dysfunctional thoughts, pain, and the quality of life in patients after lumbar fusion for degenerative spondylolisthesis and/or lumbar spinal stenosis. METHODS This was a parallel-group, randomised,(More)
Conventional wisdom holds that protectionism is counter‐cyclic; tariffs, quotas and the like grow during recessions. While that may have been a valid description of the data before the Second World War, it is now inaccurate. In the post‐war era, protectionism has not actually moved counter‐cyclically. Tariffs and non‐tariff barriers simply do not rise(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme on disability, kinesiophobia, catastrophizing, pain, quality of life and gait disturbances in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). METHODS This was a parallel-group, randomised, superiority-controlled pilot study in which 20 patients were randomly assigned to a programme(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect on disability, kinesiophobia, pain, and the quality of life of a long-lasting multidisciplinary program based on cognitive-behavioral therapy and targeted against fear-avoidance beliefs in patients with chronic low back pain. METHODS STUDY DESIGN parallel-group, randomized, superiority controlled study. Ninety patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the improvement in disability, kinesiophobia, pain, and quality of life obtained by means of home-based functional exercises aimed at managing kinesiophobia with that obtained by giving subjects undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) advice to stay active after discharge from a rehabilitation unit. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the performance of paramedics, in a newly-initiated prehospital program, during invasive airway management. METHODS An audit of paramedic call reports for a 12-month period from January to December 1997 was performed. Call reports that documented invasive airway management were retrieved and relevant data were extracted using a(More)
BACKGROUND Growing attention is being given to cognitive-behavioural measures to improve interventions for spinal disorders. The Pain Vigilance and Awareness Questionnaire (PVAQ) has never been validated in Italian subjects with chronic low back pain (LBP). PURPOSE The purpose of this study is translating, culturally adapting and validating the Italian(More)