International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 7, Issue 2, Part F (2021)
The Tampa scale of Kinesiophobia and pain, disability and grip strength in patients with lateral Epicondylalgia: A narrative review of the literature
The Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia (TSK) developed in 1990 is a 17-item scale originally developed to measure the fear of movement related to chronic lower back pain. It is believed to have application for other musculoskeletal pain conditions. When Lateral Epicondylalgia patients are treated, it would be easy and inexpensive tools to use to identify patients who are at higher risk of developing chronic symptoms and kinesiophobia.
Objective: To review the literature regarding TSK and pain, disability and grip strength in Lateral Epicondylalgia patients
Methods: A review was performed of all published studies which used the fear avoidance model and assessed TSK in individuals with Lateral Epicondylalgia. Various databases like Pub Med, Pedro, Cochrane and google scholar were searched initially on March 17, 2020. On April 19, 2020 these databases were searched for a second time to find new articles. Keywords used were Tampa scale of Kinesiophobia, Lateral Epiconylalgia. Only studies which assessed TSK in adult Lateral epicondylalgia population and were available in English were included. Studies which reported Lateral epicondylalgia combined with any other musculoskeletal conditions were excluded.
Numerous studies were identified regarding Lateral Epicondylalgia and pain, function and grip strength. Very few studies were found regarding TSK in relation specific to Lateral Epicondylalgia. A total of 6 articles were reviewed according to inclusion criteria which included study from 2012 to 2017.
Conclusion: The fear avoidance model can be applied to Lateral epicondylalgia patients and there is value from a psychometric perspective in using the TSK to assess kinesiophobia.
How to cite this article:
Kiran Jeswani, Dr. Manisha Rathi. The Tampa scale of Kinesiophobia and pain, disability and grip strength in patients with lateral Epicondylalgia: A narrative review of the literature. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(2):365-369. DOI: 10.22271/allresearch.2021.v7.i2f.8317