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.

Varallo, G., Scarpina, F., Giusti, E. M., Cattivelli, R., Guerrini, A., Capodaglio, P., Castelnuovo, G., Does kinesiophobia mediate the relationship between pain intensity and disability in individuals with chronic low-back pain and obesity?, <<BRAIN SCIENCES>>, 2021; 11 (6): 684-N/A. [doi:10.3390/brainsci11060684] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/203583]

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

Giusti, Emanuele Maria;Castelnuovo, Gianluca
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2021

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.
2021
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Varallo, G., Scarpina, F., Giusti, E. M., Cattivelli, R., Guerrini, A., Capodaglio, P., Castelnuovo, G., Does kinesiophobia mediate the relationship between pain intensity and disability in individuals with chronic low-back pain and obesity?, <<BRAIN SCIENCES>>, 2021; 11 (6): 684-N/A. [doi:10.3390/brainsci11060684] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/203583]
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