Fear of injury and physical deconditioning in patients with chronic low back pain.

@article{Verbunt2003FearOI,
  title={Fear of injury and physical deconditioning in patients with chronic low back pain.},
  author={Jeanine A M C F Verbunt and Henk A. M. Seelen and Johan W. S. Vlaeyen and Geert J M G van der Heijden and J. Andr{\'e} Knottnerus},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2003},
  volume={84 8},
  pages={1227-32}
}
OBJECTIVES To test the assumption that fear of injury leads to disability and physical deconditioning in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) and to evaluate the relation between disability and physical deconditioning. DESIGN Survey in a cross-sectional design. SETTING A rehabilitation center in the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS Forty patients with nonspecific CLBP. INTERVENTIONS Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Fear of injury was measured with the Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia… CONTINUE READING
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