Health-Related Quality of Life Among Patients With Painful Chronic Ankle Instability

Kyle Kosik, Matthew C. Hoch, Stacey Slone, Katherine A. Bain, Phillip Gribble

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More than half of individuals with chronic ankle instability (CAI) experience lingering pain from a previous injury. However, there is little empirical evidence investigating the role pain has on health-related quality of life (HRQL). The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to compare physical and psychological HRQL between CAI individuals with and without pain. Group comparisons demonstrated that CAI individuals with pain displayed a lower physical and mental HRQL than those without pain. In addition, CAI individuals with pain reported greater injury-related fear. These findings suggest that persistent pain compounds the negative effect that ankle joint instability has on physical and mental HRQL outcomes. Therefore, conservative therapies should consider multimodal approaches rather than focusing on joint stability alone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-204
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The data presented in this manuscript have been accepted to be presented as an abstract at the 2022 National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This work was partially supported by the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association Research Grant. Additionally, this work was funded by a Graduate Student Research Grant, through the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association.

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© 2023 Human Kinetics, Inc.


  • fear of reinjury
  • mental health
  • patient-reported outcomes
  • physical health
  • psychosocial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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