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The influence of cognitions, emotions and behavioral factors on treatment outcomes in musculoskeletal shoulder pain: a systematic review

PainSci » bibliography » De Baets et al 2019

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OBJECTIVE: To examine the predictive, moderating and mediating role of cognitive, emotional and behavioral factors on pain and disability following shoulder treatment. DATA SOURCES: Electronic databases (PubMed, Web of Science, Embase and PsycINFO) were searched until 14 January 2019. STUDY SELECTION: Studies including persons with musculoskeletal shoulder pain that describe the predictive, moderating or mediating role of baseline cognitive, emotional or behavioral factors on pain or disability following treatment were selected. RESULTS: A total of 23 articles, describing 21 studies and involving 3769 participants, were included. Three studies had a high risk of bias. There was no predictive role of baseline depression, anxiety, coping, somatization or distress on pain or disability across types of shoulder treatment. No predictive role of fear-avoidance beliefs was identified in patients receiving physiotherapy, which contrasted to the results found when surgical treatment was applied. Baseline catastrophizing was also not predictive for pain or disability in patients receiving physiotherapy. After conservative medical treatments, results on the predictive role of catastrophizing were inconclusive. Treatment expectations and baseline self-efficacy predicted pain and disability in patients receiving physiotherapy, which was not the case in patients receiving conservative medical treatment. Finally, there was a moderating role for optimism in the relationship between pain catastrophizing and disability in patients receiving physiotherapy. CONCLUSION: There is evidence that expectations of recovery and self-efficacy have a predictive role and optimism a moderating role on pain and/or disability following physiotherapy for musculoskeletal shoulder pain. After surgical treatment, fear-avoidance is a predictor of pain and disability.

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