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Muscle strength in patients with chronic pain

van Wilgen, C. P., Akkerman, L., Wieringa, J. & Dijkstra, P. U., Dec-2003, In : Clinical Rehabilitation. 17, 8, p. 885-889 5 p.

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van Wilgen, C. P., Akkerman, L., Wieringa, J., & Dijkstra, P. U. (2003). Muscle strength in patients with chronic pain. Clinical Rehabilitation, 17(8), 885-889. https://doi.org/10.1191/0269215503cr693oa

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van Wilgen, C.P. ; Akkerman, L. ; Wieringa, J. ; Dijkstra, P.U. / Muscle strength in patients with chronic pain. In: Clinical Rehabilitation. 2003 ; Vol. 17, No. 8. pp. 885-889.

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van Wilgen, CP, Akkerman, L, Wieringa, J & Dijkstra, PU 2003, 'Muscle strength in patients with chronic pain', Clinical Rehabilitation, vol. 17, no. 8, pp. 885-889. https://doi.org/10.1191/0269215503cr693oa

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Muscle strength in patients with chronic pain. / van Wilgen, C.P.; Akkerman, L.; Wieringa, J.; Dijkstra, P.U.

In: Clinical Rehabilitation, Vol. 17, No. 8, 12.2003, p. 885-889.

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van Wilgen CP, Akkerman L, Wieringa J, Dijkstra PU. Muscle strength in patients with chronic pain. Clinical Rehabilitation. 2003 Dec;17(8):885-889. https://doi.org/10.1191/0269215503cr693oa


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title = "Muscle strength in patients with chronic pain",
abstract = "Objective: To analyse the influence of chronic pain on muscle strength.Design: Muscle strength of patients with unilateral nonspecific chronic pain, in an upper or lower limb, were measured according to a standardized protocol using a hand-held dynamometer. Before and after muscle strength measurement, a visual analogue scale for pain intensity was assessed.Results: Forty patients were measured and the muscle strength of the painful side was 20-30{\%} less than that of the nonpainful side. Strength reduction was seen in the whole limb. A significant correlation between pain intensity and reduced muscle strength in the painful limb existed for hip flexion, knee flexion, knee extension and three-point grip.Conclusions: A strength reduction of 20-30{\%} in a painful limb seems to be 'normal' in chronic pain patients.",
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