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Volume:29 Issue:1 Number:2 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #12441
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Reduction in Kinesiophobia Scores in Patients Using Knee Bracing for Patellofemoral Pain

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Two Weeks of Wearing a Knee Brace Compared With Minimal Intervention on Kinesiophobia at 2 and 6 Weeks in People With Patellofemoral Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2020 Apr;101(4):613-623.

Contributing Authors: LB Priore S Lack Carmen Garcia FM Azevedo D de Oliveira Silva

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Fifty patients with unilateral patellofemoral knee pain were randomized to receive a knee brace combined with an educational pamphlet for 2 weeks or the educational pamphlet alone. The primary outcome of interest was the level of kinesiophobia, assessed through the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia. The secondary outcomes of interest included levels of pain, function and physical activity assessed wit...

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