A Study of Kinesiophobia in Elderly with and without Pain
Keywords:The Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia, Extended Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire, Kinesiophobia.
Aim: Kinesiophobia is defined as an excessive, irrational, and debilitating fear of physical movement and
activity resulting from a feeling of vulnerability to painful injury or reinjury. The current study aims to
compare kinesiophobia in the elderly population with and without pain.
Methodology: Kinesiophobia (using The Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia) and pain (using the Extended
Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire) was assessed in 30 elderly individuals with pain and 30 elderly
individuals without pain.
Results: The kinesiophobia scores were higher in elderly individuals with pain compared to elderly
individuals without pain. In terms of pain, the lower back and knees were the most commonly affected body
Conclusion: The study concluded that the subjects showed a high level of kinesiophobia (mean=37.71,
median=37). Elderly subjects with pain experienced higher kinesiophobia than elderly without pain.