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2020 Sep 14

J Orthop Sci

Cognitive factors associated with locomotive syndrome in chronic pain patients: A retrospective study.


Tsuji H, Tetsunaga T, Tetsunaga T, Misawa H, Nishida K, Ozaki T
J Orthop Sci. 2020 Sep 14.
PMID: 32943300.


Prevention and treatment for locomotive syndrome (LS) are important for extending healthy life expectancy. The 25-question geriatric locomotive function scale (GLFS-25) was developed to diagnose LS. The Fear-Avoidance model was proposed to explain pain chronicity. LS and chronic pain decrease activities of daily living; however, the relationships between LS and factors related to chronic pain in the Fear-Avoidance model are unknown. Objective of the current study was to assess the prevalence of LS and examine the factors of the Fear-Avoidance model and the GLFS-25 that affect the prevalence of LS in patients with chronic pain.