Kinesiophobia Quality of Life and Cognitive Functions in Fibromyalgia Syndrome

  • End date
    Jan 19, 2022
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital
Updated on 20 June 2021


Although one of the most evidence-based treatment protocols is based on exercise strategies in patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome, fear and avoidance of physical activity; named 'Kinesiophobia' may hinder the patients from the exercises. Cognitive dysfunctions are seen frequently in Fibromyalgia Syndrome. The aim of this study, to assess the relationship between kinesiophobia and cognitive functions, disease severity, quality of life, physical activity level, pain intensity, and anxiety/depression level in Fibromyalgia patients. Additionally, the investigators aimed to compare the kinesiophobia level and cognitive functions between patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome and control subjects.


Cognitive dysfunction, including learning difficulties, memory, attention, and executive dysfunctions are frequent in fibromyalgia syndrome. Kinesiophobia is defined as fear and avoidance of physical activities, and it can lead to increased disability in patients with chronic pain. Although there is a relationship between cognitive functions and physical performance in Fibromyalgia Syndrome, the relationship between kinesiophobia, fibrofog, and quality of life are required to be investigated.

The aims of this study are:

  1. To compare the kinesiophobia and cognitive functions in Fibromyalgia Syndrome with healthy volunteers
  2. To examine the relationship between the severity of kinesiophobia, cognitive functions, disease activity, quality of life, physical activity level, depression and anxiety severity in Fibromyalgia Syndrome.

The hypothesis is, the patients diagnosed with Fibromyalgia Syndrome have higher kinesiophobia severity and worse cognitive functions, and also that kinesiophobia severity is associated with cognitive dysfunction, disease severity, physical activity level, and psychiatric symptoms in patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome.

Condition Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Cognitive Impairment, Cognitive Dysfunction, Cognitive Impairments, fibro, Kinesiophobia, neurocognitive disturbance
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04695288
SponsorBozyaka Training and Research Hospital
Last Modified on20 June 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Exclusion Criteria

Education year < 5
Inflammatory rheumatic disease
Psychiatric disease
Alcohol/substance addiction
Central nervous system disease
History of head trauma
Chronic pain conditions other than Fibromyalgia Syndrome
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