Influence of Psychological Factors on Pain and Disability in Anterior Knee Pain Patients

  • Julio Doménech
  • Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso
  • Begoña Espejo


Pain is a constant symptom in patients with a Patellofemoral Syndrome (PFS). The definition proposed by the International Association for the Study of Pain establishes pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.


Chronic Pain Chronic Pain Patient Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Somatization Disorder Fear Avoidance Belief 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julio Doménech
    • 1
  • Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso
  • Begoña Espejo
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of MedicineCatholic University of ValenciaValenciaSpain

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