Pain-related fear predicts disability, but not pain severity: a path analytic approach of the fear-avoidance model.

@article{Gheldof2010PainrelatedFP,
  title={Pain-related fear predicts disability, but not pain severity: a path analytic approach of the fear-avoidance model.},
  author={Els L M Gheldof and Geert Crombez and Eva Van den Bussche and Jan Vinck and An Van Nieuwenhuyse and Guido Moens and Philippe Mairiaux and Johan W. S. Vlaeyen},
  journal={European journal of pain},
  year={2010},
  volume={14 8},
  pages={870.e1-9}
}
Two studies are reported that tested the fear-avoidance (FA) model using path analytic techniques. In study 1, 429 employees with back pain at baseline and back pain at 18 months follow-up completed questionnaires assessing sociodemographic information, pain severity, negative affect, pain-related fear, and disability. Results indicated that pain severity at baseline predicted pain-related fear and disability at follow-up, and that pain-related fear is rather a consequence than an antecedent of… CONTINUE READING

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