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2021 Apr 28

Diagnostics (Basel)



Kinesiophobia in Stroke Patients, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disesase.


Wasiuk-Zowada D, Knapik A, Szefler-Derela J, Brzęk A, Krzystanek E
Diagnostics (Basel). 2021 Apr 28; 11(5).
PMID: 33924856.


Stroke (S), multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease (PD) are chronic neurological diseases that are a challange for public health and represent a real social problem. Physical activity (PA) improves functional performance, reduces various symptoms in PD and MS, in stroke- reduced neurological impairment of patients and provides a chance for independence. One of the main obstacles in successful rehabilitation is patients' movement passivity. The reason might be the psychological aspects, in particular fear of movement-kinesiophobia. : To determine how many patients with S, MS, and PD suffer from kinsiophobia and what factors influence this process.