Relationship between Pain Severity and Kinesiophobia in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain
Keywords:Kinesiobhobia, Tampa scale, Neck pain, Pain belief, Physical movement
Objective: to determine the relationship between pain severity and kinesiophobia in patients with chronic neck pain.
Study Design: Cross-sectional analytical study
Place and Duration of Study: Pakistan Society of Rehabilitation of Disabled, Arif Memorial Hospital, Rashid Latif Medical
Institute and Jinnah Hospital, from Aug 2020 to Jan 2021.
Methodology: One hundred seventy subjects with neck pain for more than three months were included in the study. Tampa scale was used to measure kinesiophobia, and the Numeric Pain Rating scale was used to assess the pain severity.
Results: Out 0f 170 subjects, 83(48.8%) were males and 87(51.2%) were females with a mean age of 31.31 ±4.062 years. A
significant association was found between kinesiophobia, pain severity and chronic neck pain with 0.01 p-value. The crammer phi value was 0.418, which showed a strong association.
Conclusion: High levels of kinesiobhobia and pain belief should be considered in patients with chronic neck pain as these are both associated with each other.