Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: June | Volume: 7 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 173-177
Kinesiophobia in Patients with Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Cross Sectional Study
Shah Manali D1, Gawande Sachin S2, Shyam Ashok A3, Sancheti Parag K4
1Intern (BPTh), Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Maharashtra, India.
2Assistant professor, Pediatric Physiotherapy Incharge, Sancheti hospital & Institute College of Physiotherapy, Maharashtra, India.
3MS Ortho, Research Officer, 4MS Ortho, Chairman,
Department of Orthopaedics, Sancheti Institute of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Maharashtra, India.
Corresponding Author: Gawande Sachin S
Background: Total hip Arthroplasty (THA) is a surgical procedure in which the joint is replaced by an implant which is indicated in several conditions mainly the arthritis of the hip. Kinesiophobia is the fear of movement which hampers functional recovery of the patients and therefore it needs to be assessed in this population.
Aim and objectives: To assess Kinesiophobia in patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty with post- operative span of 4-8 weeks A) to find out the relation between VAS and the Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia (TSK) score B) To find out the relation between Age and the Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia score
Methodology: A cross-sectional study with 52 subjects of age group between 18-75 who underwent both unilateral and bilateral THA with the post-operative span of 4-8 weeks were selected by purposive sampling method. The subjects were assessed using the Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia in which the scores above 37 were considered to have high level of Kinesiophobia whereas scores below were considered low.
Results: Low level of Kinesiophobia was present in 36 out of 52 subjects i.e. 69.23%.This study also showed that there is strong positive correlation between the pain and the TSK score with significant p value (p= 0.000, r=0.733 ). Also a positive correlation was appreciated between age and the TSK score ((p= 0.003, r=0.407)
Conclusion: This study concludes that low level of Kinesiophobia is present in majority of the patients with THA with post-operative span of 4-8 weeks
Key words: Kinesiophobia, Total hip arthroplasty, Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia