The impact of kinesiophobia and pain severity on life space in older adults with chronic pain

Takeaway

  • Chronic pain can have a wide range of life-limiting effects on older people who suffer from the condition. Understanding and quantifying the effects of chronic pain on quality of life may be crucial in developing clear and effective treatment strategies.

Why this matters

  • Over half of older adults are thought to suffer from chronic musculoskeletal pain, with suffers reporting a wide range of pain-related outcomes including disability and depression whilst others develop functional limitations.

  • Methods to quantify pain-related changes in behavior are crucially important for the development of clear and effective treatment strategies.