Influence of Psychological Factors on Pain and Disability in Anterior Knee Pain Patients

  • Julio Doménech
  • Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso
  • Begoña Espejo
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Abstract

AKP patients express chronic pain but also disability. However, the correlation between pain and disability is not complete and linear. Some patients with a lot of pain show mild disability while others with much less pain also show great disability. The disability is profoundly influenced by other emotional and cognitive factors that are associated with the perception of pain. Therefore, the clinical efforts do not have to be focused only on treating the pain as a feeling but on identifying and modifying these factors.

Keywords

Depression 

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© Springer-Verlag London 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Julio Doménech
    • 1
    • 2
  • Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso
    • 3
  • Begoña Espejo
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgerySchool of Medicine, Catholic University of ValenciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Facultad de Ciencias de la SaludUniversidad Cardenal Herrera – CEUValenciaSpain
  3. 3.International Patellofemoral Study Group, ACL Study GroupHospital 9 de Octubre, Hospital Arnau de Vilanova, School of Medicine, Valencia Catholic UniversityValenciaSpain
  4. 4.Department of Methodology of the Behavioural SciencesUniversity of ValenciaValenciaSpain

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