Morbid obesity is associated with fear of movement and lower quality of life in patients with knee pain-related diagnoses.

@article{Vincent2010MorbidOI,
  title={Morbid obesity is associated with fear of movement and lower quality of life in patients with knee pain-related diagnoses.},
  author={Heather K Vincent and Kelley M Lamb and Tim I Day and Susan M. Tillman and Kevin R. Vincent and Steven Z. George},
  journal={PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation},
  year={2010},
  volume={2 8},
  pages={713-22}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare fear of movement in patients with different body mass index (BMI) values referred for rehabilitative care of the knee and to examine whether this fear contributed to self-reported knee-related function. We hypothesized that fear of movement would be elevated with increasing BMI and that fear would correspond with lower self-report knee-related function and lower quality of life (QOL). DESIGN Retrospective cross-sectional study. SETTING Outpatient therapy clinic… CONTINUE READING
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