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2022 Mar 04

Sports Health

The Influence of Exercise Intensity on Psychosocial Outcomes in Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Systematic Review.


Klaps S, Haesevoets S, Verbunt J, Köke A, Janssens L, Timmermans A, Verbrugghe J
Sports Health. 2022 Mar 04:19417381221075354.
PMID: 35243924.


Psychosocial parameters play an important role in the onset and persistence of chronic musculoskeletal disorders (CMSDs). Exercise therapy is a valuable therapeutic modality as part of CMSD rehabilitation. Hereby, exercise intensity is an important factor regarding changes in pain and disability in multiple CMSDs. However, the impact of exercise intensity on psychosocial outcomes remains poorly explored.