Title: Fear of movement/(re)injury, avoidance and pain disability in chronic low back pain patients
Authors: Vlaeyen, Johannes ×
Crombez, G. #
Issue Date: Nov-1999
Series Title: Manual Therapy vol:4 issue:4 pages:187-195
Abstract: Chronic pain syndromes such as chronic low back pain are responsible for enormous costs for health care and society. For these conditions a pure biomedical approach often proves insufficient. Numerous studies have shown that there is little direct relationship between pain and disability and suggest that the biopsychosocial approach offers the foundations for a better insight in how pain can become a persistent problem. The main assumption is that pain and pain disability are not only influenced by organic pathology, if found, but also by psychological and social factors. In this contribution, a behavioural analysis of chronic musculoskeletal pain will be discussed, with special attention to the role of pain-related fear in the development and maintenance of chronic pain disability, and the behavioural rehabilitation perspective of chronic pain management.
ISSN: 1356-689X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Health Psychology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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