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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 40-43

Kinesiophobia in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction patient: A questionnaire‑based study


1 Department of Orthopaedics, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
2 Medical interns, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Fatimah Mustafa ALthabit
College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/sjsm.sjsm_31_20

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Objectives: This study aimed to assess the prevalence of kinesiophobia in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction to reach a successful outcome in rehabilitation strategies. Patients and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Al-Ahsa Region, Saudi Arabia, in the period between 2019 and 2020. One hundred and thirty-five post-ACL reconstruction patients participated in this study. They were asked to fill out the Arabic version of the Kinesiophobia' Tampa scale to assess their fear of movement post-ACL. Categorical variables were displayed as numbers and percentages, while we used mean (+, _−) standard deviation, and median for continuous variable. Data were analyzed using Mann–Whitney U-test, and the Shapiro–Wilk test at a level of significant P < 0.05. Results: The prevalence of kinesiophobia after ACL reconstruction was very high. According to the Tampa scale, about 77% of patients had a high score of kinesiophobia, and 31% had low scores of kinesiophobia. Age, gender, marital status, and occupational status did not show any significant role in the level of kinesiophobia. Conclusion: Kinesiophobia prevalence was very high after ACL reconstruction. Furthermore, more studies are needed to adjust the rehabilitation and physiotherapy postoperation.


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