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Postural awareness and its relation to pain: validation of an innovative instrument measuring awareness of body posture in patients with chronic pain

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, April 2018
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Title
Postural awareness and its relation to pain: validation of an innovative instrument measuring awareness of body posture in patients with chronic pain
Published in
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, April 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12891-018-2031-9
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Authors

Holger Cramer, Wolf E. Mehling, Felix J. Saha, Gustav Dobos, Romy Lauche

Abstract

Habitual postural patterns are associated with musculoskeletal pain, and improving a maladaptive posture requires postural awareness in order to lead to clinical improvements. This study aimed to develop and evaluate the psychometric properties of an innovative postural awareness scale. A 12-item Postural Awareness Scale (PAS) was developed and administered to 512 chronic pain patients (50.3 ± 11.4 years, 91.6% female, 37.1% spinal/shoulder pain) to assess its factor structure and reliability. To determine convergent validity, measures of body awareness, body responsiveness, body image, and mindfulness were correlated with the PAS, as were clinical measures of pain intensity, disability, and mental health. Sensitivity to change was assessed in 202 outpatients participating in a 10-week multimodal mind-body program. Factor analysis revealed two factors (Ease/Familiarity with Postural Awareness and Need for Attention Regulation with Postural Awareness) that explained 50.8% of the variance. Cronbach's alpha for the complete scale was 0.80; Spearman-Brown coefficient of split-half reliability was 0.67; and intra-class correlation was ICC2,1 = 0.75 (95% confidence interval = 0.71, 0.78). Significant positive correlations were found for body awareness (r = 0.23), body responsiveness (r = 0.41), body image (r = 0.22-0.32), and mindfulness (r = 0.38); negative correlations for pain intensity (r = - 0.14), disability (r = - 0.12), depression (r = - 0.23), and stress (r = - 0.29). Postural awareness scores increased with a mind-body program (p < 0.001); changes in the PAS were negatively correlated with changes in pain intensity (r = - 0.35) in patients with spinal/shoulder pain. Self-reported postural awareness is associated with clinical symptoms in chronic pain patients; improvements in postural awareness are longitudinally associated with reduced pain in patients with spinal/shoulder pain.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 130 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 29 22%
Student > Master 25 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 5%
Student > Postgraduate 5 4%
Other 17 13%
Unknown 38 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 32 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 16 12%
Sports and Recreations 12 9%
Psychology 7 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 4%
Other 17 13%
Unknown 41 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 August 2020.
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#1,414,030
of 17,009,769 outputs
Outputs from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#298
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#39,464
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