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Meyer, K (2010). Commentary about fear of movement. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 17(5):242.

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Chronic pain influences many aspects of a patient’s life and often results in physical disability. There are many concepts to explain this condition of disability. For example, several psychological variables like coping with pain, depression, hypervigilance, catastrophizing and fear avoidance are considered in literature to play an important role. In Vlaeyen’s model of fear avoidance, he proposes that in a first step negative affectivity and threatening illness information could trigger the development of pain catastrophizing thoughts and subsequently result in pain-related fear and avoidance, hypervigilance, physical disuse leading to deconditioning and physiological deterioration, depression, and disability. In turn all these consequences could again have an impact on the patient’s pain experiences [1].



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Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Rheumatology Clinic and Institute of Physical Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:21 Jan 2011 19:29
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:35
Publisher:Mark Allen Publishing Ltd.
Additional Information:© 2010 MA Healthcare Limited.
Official URL:http://www.ijtr.co.uk/

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