Does kinesiophobia mediate the relationship between pain intensity and disability in individuals with chronic low-back pain and obesity?

Gianluca Castelnuovo, Emanuele Maria Giusti, Federica Scarpina, Paolo Capodaglio

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Abstract

Individuals suffering from chronic low-back pain and obesity face severe physical and functional limitations. According to the fear-avoidance model, kinesiophobia might play a crucial role in the relationship between pain intensity and disability. Thus, the purpose of this study was to verify the role of kinesiophobia as a mediator in the association between pain intensity and disability in individuals with both chronic low-back pain and obesity. A total of 213 individuals with chronic low-back pain and obesity were included in the study. The level of kinesiophobia, pain intensity and disability were all assessed using self-reported questionnaires. We verified through a simple mediation analysis that kinesiophobia partially mediated the association between pain intensity and disability in our sample. According to our findings, we emphasize the crucial role of kinesiophobia as a psychological factor that should be addressed in chronic low-back pain rehabilitative protocols to reduce disability in individuals with obesity.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)684-N/A
RivistaBrain Sciences
Volume11
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2021

Keywords

  • Chronic low-back pain
  • Clinical psychology
  • Disability
  • Fear of movement
  • Fear-avoidance model
  • Kinesiophobia
  • Obesity
  • Rehabilitation

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