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Papers: 1 Oct 2022 - 7 Oct 2022

Human Studies


J Pain Res


Catastrophizing, Kinesiophobia, and Acceptance as Mediators of the Relationship Between Perceived Pain Severity, Self-Reported and Performance-Based Physical Function in Women with Fibromyalgia and Obesity.


Varallo G, Suso-Ribera C, Ghiggia A, Veneruso M, Cattivelli R, Guerrini Usubini A, Franceschini C, Musetti A, Plazzi G, Fontana J M, Capodaglio P, Castelnuovo G
J Pain Res. 2022; 15:3017-3029.
PMID: 36186755.


Individuals with fibromyalgia and obesity experience significant impairment in physical functioning. Pain catastrophizing, kinesiophobia, and pain acceptance have all been identified as important factors associated with the level of disability. The objective of this study was to evaluate the role of pain catastrophizing, kinesiophobia, and pain acceptance as mediators of the association between perceived pain severity and physical functioning in individuals with fibromyalgia and obesity.