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Kinesiophobia - Introducing a New Diagnostic Tool

Andrzej Knapik
  • Department of Health Care, Silesian Medical University, Katowice, Poland
/ Edward Saulicz
  • Department of Physiotherapy, Academy of Physical Education, Katowice, Poland
/ Rafał Gnat
  • Department of Physiotherapy, Academy of Physical Education, Katowice, Poland
Published Online: 2011-07-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10078-011-0019-8

Kinesiophobia - Introducing a New Diagnostic Tool

Technical development of human civilisation brings about a decrease of adaptation potential of an individual, which is directly linked to deficient motor activity. Only precise identification of factors leading to hypokinesia would make prophylactic and therapeutic actions possible. In this article, authors would like to introduce a new, original tool aiming at diagnosing limitations of motor activity in adults. They propose a synthetic diagnosis of hypokinesia in two domains: biological and psycho-social, which is based on the contemporary model of health.

Keywords: low motor activity; hypokinesia; fear of movement

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Published Online: 2011-07-04

Published in Print: 2011-06-01


Citation Information: Journal of Human Kinetics. Volume 28, Issue , Pages 25–31, ISSN (Online) 1899-7562, ISSN (Print) 1640-5544, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10078-011-0019-8, July 2011

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