A prospective, qualitative investigation of pain-related fear in people with chronic low back pain
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This qualitative, prospective study explores the lived experience of pain-related fear in people with chronic non-specific low back pain. Novel insights are provided into the beliefs underlying pain-related fear, how these beliefs evolve and the pathways to fear-reduction. The Common-Sense Model is offered as a framework to understand the study findings. By incorporating a Common-Sense perspective, the Fear Avoidance Model may be extended to account for the multiple pathways into pain-related fear and fear-reduction.
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Bunzli, S.; Smith, Anne; Schütze, R.; O'Sullivan, P. (2017)Low back pain (LBP) is a leading cause of disability worldwide. One of the strongest predictors of LBP disability is pain-related fear. The fear avoidance model (FAM) describes how the belief that pain signals damage to ...
Bunzli, S.; Smith, Anne; Schütze, R.; Lin, I.; O'Sullivan, Peter (2017)SYNOPSIS: Pain-related fear is implicated in the transition from acute to chronic low back pain and the persistence of disabling low back pain, making it a key target for physical therapy intervention. The current ...
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