Year : 2020 | Volume
: 20 | Issue : 2 | Page : 40--43
Kinesiophobia in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction patient: A questionnaire‑based study
Naif Alhamam1, Fatimah Mustafa ALthabit2, Arwa Hussain AlOnayzan2, Zahrah Ahmed AlAbdullah2, Khadijah Mustafa Alali2
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
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.
Dr. Fatimah Mustafa ALthabit
College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Riyadh
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Alhamam N, ALthabit FM, AlOnayzan AH, AlAbdullah ZA, Alali KM. Kinesiophobia in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction patient: A questionnaire‑based study.Saudi J Sports Med 2020;20:40-43
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Alhamam N, ALthabit FM, AlOnayzan AH, AlAbdullah ZA, Alali KM. Kinesiophobia in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction patient: A questionnaire‑based study. Saudi J Sports Med [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Mar 6 ];20:40-43
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