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2022 Oct 31

Braz J Phys Ther



Predictors for physical activity and its change after active physical therapy in people with spinal pain and insomnia: Secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial.


Bilterys T, Van Looveren E, Mairesse O, Nijs J, Meeus M, Ickmans K, Cagnie B, Goubert D, Willaert W, De Pauw R, Danneels L, Moens M, Malfliet A
Braz J Phys Ther. 2022 Oct 31; 26(6):100456.
PMID: 36372043.


In healthy people and people with nonspecific chronic spinal pain (nCSP) and/or insomnia, participation in physical activity on a regular basis has several physical and psychological health benefits. However, people with chronic conditions often tend to reduce physical activity participation which can lead to deconditioning over time. Currently, there are no known predictors for an (in)active lifestyle (before and after physical therapy treatment) in people with chronic spinal pain and comorbid insomnia.