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Table 2 Baseline measures of fear avoidance, activity and psychological distress

From: Does a patient’s physical activity predict recovery from an episode of acute low back pain? A prospective cohort study

Baseline Measures Range Mean (SD)
*FABQpa 0 - 24 14.5 (5.4)
*FABQw 0 - 39 15.8 (9.3)
Baecke Work Index 1.4 – 4.1 2.8 (0.6)
Baecke Sport index 0.8 – 5.8 2.5 (1.1)
Baecke Leisure Time Index 1.8 – 4.5 2.9 (0.5)
αGHQ12 4 - 23 11.8 (4.2)
  1. FABQpa: Fear avoidance beliefs score for physical activity; FABQw: Fear avoidance beliefs score for work: GHQ12 The 12-item General Health Questionnaire.
  2. *Higher numbers indicate greater levels of fear avoidance.
  3. αHigher numbers indicate lower levels of overall self-reported quality of life.