The use of fear-avoidance beliefs and nonorganic signs in predicting prolonged disability in patients with neck pain.

@article{Landers2008TheUO,
  title={The use of fear-avoidance beliefs and nonorganic signs in predicting prolonged disability in patients with neck pain.},
  author={Merrill Russen Landers and Rachel V Creger and Carrie V Baker and Karl S Stutelberg},
  journal={Manual therapy},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={239-48}
}
Psychological factors, such as fear-avoidance beliefs and nonorganic signs, have been postulated to play a role in the development of prolonged disability. The purpose of this study was to determine if fear-avoidance beliefs and nonorganic behavior are predictive of disability in patients with neck pain. Seventy-nine patients, with neck pain, were recruited from five outpatient physiotherapy clinics. Each of the patients completed a modified Fear-Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire (FABQ) and was… CONTINUE READING

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