Kinesiophobia in patients with non-traumatic arm, neck and shoulder complaints: a prospective cohort study in general practice

@article{Feleus2007KinesiophobiaIP,
  title={Kinesiophobia in patients with non-traumatic arm, neck and shoulder complaints: a prospective cohort study in general practice},
  author={Anita Feleus and Tineke van Dalen and Sita M. A. Bierma-Zeinstra and Roos M. D. Bernsen and Jan A. N. Verhaar and Bart W Koes and Harald S. Miedema},
  journal={BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders},
  year={2007},
  volume={8},
  pages={117 - 117}
}
BACKGROUND Complaints of arm, neck and shoulder are common in Western societies. Of those consulting a general practitioner (GP) with non-traumatic arm, neck or shoulder complaints, about 50% do not recover within 6 months. Kinesiophobia (also known as fear of movement/(re)injury) may also play a role in these complaints, as it may lead to avoidance behaviour resulting in hypervigilance to bodily sensations, followed by disability, disuse and depression. However, in relation to arm, neck and… CONTINUE READING

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