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Table 4 Correlations between EARS-Br vs. anxiety, depression, pain self-efficacy, fear of movement, disability, pain intensity, and reasons for adherence (n = 108)

From: The Brazilian Portuguese version of the Exercise Adherence Rating Scale (EARS-Br) showed acceptable reliability, validity and responsiveness in chronic low back pain

Questionnaires and Domains (scores)EARS-Br
HADS - Anxiety (0–21)− 0.22*
HADS - Depression (0–21)− 0.25*
PSEQ (0–60)0.16
PCS- Helplessness (0–24)− 0.22*
PCS- Magnification (0–12)− 0.22*
PCS- Rumination (0–16)− 0.27*
FABQ-Phys (0–24)− 0.37**
FABQ-Work (0–42)−0.21*
RMDQ (0–24)−0.22*
NPRS (0–10)−0.52**
EARS-RA-Br0.86**
  1. *p < 0.05, Spearman’s correlation
  2. **p < 0.01, Spearman’s correlation
  3. EARS = Exercise Adherence Rating Scale; HADS = Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale; PESQ = Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire; PCS = Pain Catastrophizing Scale; FABQ = Fear Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire; RMDQ = Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire; NPRS = Numerical Rating Scale; EARS-RA-Br = EARS reasons for adherence
  4. n = sample size