Index to Chiropractic Literature
Index to Chiropractic Literature
My ICL     Sign In
Monday, December 16, 2019
Index to Chiropractic LiteratureIndex to Chiropractic LiteratureIndex to Chiropractic Literature
Share:

ICL Home


For best results switch to Advanced Search.
Article Detail
Return to Search Results
ID 25631
  Title Fear-avoidance beliefs are associated with a high fat content in the erector spinae: A 1.5 tesla magnetic resonance imaging study
URL https://chiromt.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12998-019-0234-2
Journal Chiropr & Manual Ther. 2019 ;27(14):Online access only 8 p
Author(s)
Subject(s)
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article
Abstract/Notes

Background: Intramuscular adipose tissue (IMAT) is a feature of degenerative muscle composition and is a common feature in populations with chronic low back pain (CLBP). Avoidance behavior is a possible cause of morphological muscle composition due to disuse of the paraspinal muscles. Therefore it is of clinical interest to determine the association between fear-avoidance beliefs and IMAT of the paraspinal muscles in populations with CLBP.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study, we examined twenty-four adults, featuring a mean age of 48.63 years (SD ± 14.73), with CLBP. Axial T2-weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) images were selected on the same level as the intervertebral disc of segments L4-L5 and L5-S1. After determine the region of interest, the amount of IMAT was measured by an automatic-threshold method to distinguish fat from muscle tissue. Fear-avoidance beliefs were measured with the Fear-Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire, with regard to Physical Activity (FABQ-PA). Bivariate correlation and multiple regression analysis were used to determine the association between IMAT of the paraspinal muscles and fear-avoidance beliefs.

Results: There is a significant bivariate association between the FABQ-PA and ES IMAT (r = 0.484, P = 0.017), but not for LMM (r = 0.228, P = 0.284). The association between the FABQ-PA and ES IMAT remained moderate after adjusting for covariates (β = 0.381, P = 0.028).

Conclusion: Fear-avoidance beliefs are moderately associated with ES IMAT and poorly associated with LMM IMAT in a population with CLBP. Results should be interpreted with caution due to a small and selected study population.

Author keywords: Adipose tissue — Chronic low back pain — Avoidance behavior — MRI

Author affiliations: EW, EdR, NvdK, JP: Research Group Lifestyle and Health, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, The Netherlands; EW: Paramedical Centre Fytac, Genemuiden, The Netherlands; EdR, JP: Department of Health Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; EdR, JP: EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; PP: MRI Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; NvdK: Physiotherapy van der Kaay, Leiden, The Netherlands

This abstract is reproduced with the permission of the publisher; click on the above link for free full text. PubMed Record


 

   Text (Citation) Tagged (Export) Excel
 
Email To
Subject
 Message
Format
HTML Text     Excel



To use this feature you must register a personal account in My ICL. Registration is free! In My ICL you can save your ICL searches in My Searches, and you can save search results in My Collections. Be sure to use the Held Citations feature to collect citations from an entire search session. Read more search tips.

Sign Into Existing My ICL Account    |    Register A New My ICL Account
Search Tips
  • Enclose phrases in "quotation marks".  Examples: "low back pain", "evidence-based"
  • Retrieve all forms of a word with an asterisk*, also called a wildcard or truncation.  Example: chiropract* retrieves chiropractic, chiropractor, chiropractors
  • Register an account in My ICL to save search histories (My Searches) and collections of records (My Collections)
Advanced Search Tips