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Growing evidence suggests that psychosocial factors play a role in persistent musculoskeletal pain.1 Poor self-efficacy, coping, somatising, helplessness and pain catastrophising are frequently present in knee pain disorders such as knee osteoarthritis (OA).1 These factors can complicate recovery and limit with the benefits of rehabilitation.2 As such, the presence of psychosocial impairments is important in treatment decision-making for many musculoskeletal conditions.3 Quality of life (QoL) is also impaired in people …
Funding This study was funded by Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (grant nos. 2014/24939-7, 2015/17777-3, 2016/02357-1, 2016/19784-0 and 2017/20483-7).
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent Not required.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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