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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training|
|State||Published - Jul 2023|
Bibliographical noteFunding 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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- fear of reinjury
- mental health
- patient-reported outcomes
- physical health
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation