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The Role of Anxiety and Depression in Shaping the Sleep-Pain Connection in Patients with Nonspecific Chronic Spinal Pain and Comorbid Insomnia: A Cross-Sectional Analysis.
Goossens Z, Bilterys T, Van Looveren E, Malfliet A, Meeus M, Danneels L, Ickmans K, Cagnie B, Roland A, Moens M, Nijs J, De Baets L, Mairesse O. Goossens Z, et al. Among authors: de baets l. J Clin Med. 2024 Mar 2;13(5):1452. doi: 10.3390/jcm13051452. J Clin Med. 2024. PMID: 38592310 Free PMC article.
(1) Background: This exploratory study aims to explore the relationship between nonspecific chronic spinal pain (nCSP) and insomnia symptoms, by examining the interconnections, strengths, and directional dependence of the symptoms. ...To explore the interconnections and di …
(1) Background: This exploratory study aims to explore the relationship between nonspecific chronic spinal pain (nCSP) and insomnia s …
Personalized Multimodal Lifestyle Intervention as the Best-Evidenced Treatment for Chronic Pain: State-of-the-Art Clinical Perspective.
Nijs J, Malfliet A, Roose E, Lahousse A, Van Bogaert W, Johansson E, Runge N, Goossens Z, Labie C, Bilterys T, Van Campenhout J, Polli A, Wyns A, Hendrix J, Xiong HY, Ahmed I, De Baets L, Huysmans E. Nijs J, et al. Among authors: de baets l. J Clin Med. 2024 Jan 23;13(3):644. doi: 10.3390/jcm13030644. J Clin Med. 2024. PMID: 38337338 Free PMC article. Review.
Chronic pain is the most prevalent disease worldwide, leading to substantial disability and socioeconomic burden. ...Behavioral lifestyle factors, such as, physical (in)activity, stress, poor sleep and an unhealthy diet are increasingly recognized as perpetuating factors f …
Chronic pain is the most prevalent disease worldwide, leading to substantial disability and socioeconomic burden. ...Behavioral lifes …
Nociceptive, neuropathic, or nociplastic low back pain? The low back pain phenotyping (BACPAP) consortium's international and multidisciplinary consensus recommendations.
Nijs J, Kosek E, Chiarotto A, Cook C, Danneels LA, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Hodges PW, Koes B, Louw A, Ostelo R, Scholten-Peeters GGM, Sterling M, Alkassabi O, Alsobayel H, Beales D, Bilika P, Clark JR, De Baets L, Demoulin C, de Zoete RMJ, Elma Ö, Gutke A, Hanafi R, Hotz Boendermaker S, Huysmans E, Kapreli E, Lundberg M, Malfliet A, Meziat Filho N, Reis FJJ, Voogt L, Zimney K, Smeets R, Morlion B, de Vlam K, George SZ. Nijs J, et al. Among authors: de baets l. Lancet Rheumatol. 2024 Mar;6(3):e178-e188. doi: 10.1016/S2665-9913(23)00324-7. Epub 2024 Feb 1. Lancet Rheumatol. 2024. PMID: 38310923 Review.
Accordingly, the low back pain phenotyping (BACPAP) consortium was established as a group of 36 clinicians and researchers from 13 countries (five continents) and 29 institutions, to apply a modified Nominal Group Technique methodology to develop international and multidis …
Accordingly, the low back pain phenotyping (BACPAP) consortium was established as a group of 36 clinicians and researchers from 13 co …
Integration of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in Best-Practice Care for Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis and Insomnia: A Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol.
Labie C, Runge N, Mairesse O, Nijs J, Malfliet A, Verschueren S, Van Assche D, de Vlam K, Luyten F, Bilterys T, Stat WC, De Pourcq V, Delwiche B, Huysmans E, De Baets L. Labie C, et al. Among authors: de baets l. Phys Ther. 2023 Dec 29:pzad181. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzad181. Online ahead of print. Phys Ther. 2023. PMID: 38157312
OBJECTIVE: Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a common musculoskeletal problem worldwide and its key symptom is pain. ...The primary outcome is the between-group difference in change in pain severity at 6 months after intervention. Secondary outcomes are …
OBJECTIVE: Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a common musculoskeletal problem worldwide and its key symptom is pain. ...The …
Do Patients with Chronic Spinal Pain and Comorbid Insomnia Have More Features of Central Sensitization? A Case-Control Study.
Araújo Almeida L, Bilterys T, Van Looveren E, Mairesse O, Cagnie B, Meeus M, Moens M, Goubert D, Munneke W, Danneels L, Ickmans K, Rezende Camargo P, Nijs J, Malfliet A, De Baets L. Araújo Almeida L, et al. Among authors: de baets l. Healthcare (Basel). 2023 Dec 12;11(24):3152. doi: 10.3390/healthcare11243152. Healthcare (Basel). 2023. PMID: 38132043 Free PMC article.
BACKGROUND: Chronic spinal pain (CSP) is a major public health problem worldwide, frequently related to sleep problems. ...Objective sleep and physical activity parameters and pressure pain thresholds (PPTs) were assessed through polysomnography, actigraphy, and dig …
BACKGROUND: Chronic spinal pain (CSP) is a major public health problem worldwide, frequently related to sleep problems. ...Objective …
The association between pain-related psychological variables and postural control in low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Van Wesemael S, Bogaerts K, De Baets L, Goossens N, Vlemincx E, Amerijckx C, Sohail S, Matheve T, Janssens L. Van Wesemael S, et al. Among authors: de baets l. Gait Posture. 2024 Jan;107:253-268. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2023.10.013. Epub 2023 Oct 19. Gait Posture. 2024. PMID: 37925241 Review.

RESULTS: Sixteen studies (n = 723 participants) were included. Pain-related fear (16 studies) and pain catastrophizing (three studies) were the only reported pain-related psychological variables. Both pain-related fear (-0.04 < pooled r < 0.14) a

RESULTS: Sixteen studies (n = 723 participants) were included. Pain-related fear (16 studies) and pain catastrophizing (three …
The interplay between symptoms of insomnia and pain in people with osteoarthritis: A narrative review of the current evidence.
De Baets L, Runge N, Labie C, Mairesse O, Malfliet A, Verschueren S, Van Assche D, de Vlam K, Luyten FP, Coppieters I, Herrero Babiloni A, Martel MO, Lavigne GJ, Nijs J. De Baets L, et al. Sleep Med Rev. 2023 Aug;70:101793. doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2023.101793. Epub 2023 May 19. Sleep Med Rev. 2023. PMID: 37269784 Review.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of disability worldwide and clinical pain is the major symptom of OA. This clinical OA-related pain is firmly associated with symptoms of insomnia, which are reported in up to 81% of people with OA. ...The evidence available id …
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of disability worldwide and clinical pain is the major symptom of OA. This clinical OA-related …
Relationship, differences, and agreement between objective and subjective sleep measures in chronic spinal pain patients with comorbid insomnia: a cross-sectional study.
Bilterys T, Van Looveren E, Malfliet A, Nijs J, Meeus M, Danneels L, Ickmans K, Cagnie B, Goubert D, Moens M, De Baets L, Munneke W, Mairesse O. Bilterys T, et al. Among authors: de baets l. Pain. 2023 Sep 1;164(9):2016-2028. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002901. Epub 2023 Apr 6. Pain. 2023. PMID: 37027148 Clinical Trial.
Sleep disturbances are one of the most frequent reported problems in people with nonspecific chronic spinal pain (nCSP) and presents an additional treatment challenge. Interventions targeting sleep problems are mainly based on subjective sleep complaints and do not take ob …
Sleep disturbances are one of the most frequent reported problems in people with nonspecific chronic spinal pain (nCSP) and presents …
The effect of myofascial and physical therapy on trunk, shoulder, and elbow movement patterns in women with pain and myofascial dysfunctions after breast cancer surgery: Secondary analyses of a randomized controlled trial.
De Baets L, De Groef A, Hagen M, Neven P, Dams L, Geraerts I, Asnong A, De Vrieze T, Vets N, Emmerzaal J, Devoogdt N. De Baets L, et al. PM R. 2023 Nov;15(11):1382-1391. doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12975. Epub 2023 Aug 2. PM R. 2023. PMID: 36989084 Clinical Trial.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of myofascial therapy in addition to physical therapy on shoulder, trunk, and elbow movement patterns in women with pain and myofascial dysfunctions at the upper limb after breast cancer surgery. ...SETTING: Rehabilitation unit o …
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of myofascial therapy in addition to physical therapy on shoulder, trunk, and elbow movement pat …
The Putative Role of Neuroinflammation in the Interaction between Traumatic Brain Injuries, Sleep, Pain and Other Neuropsychiatric Outcomes: A State-of-the-Art Review.
Herrero Babiloni A, Baril AA, Charlebois-Plante C, Jodoin M, Sanchez E, De Baets L, Arbour C, Lavigne GJ, Gosselin N, De Beaumont L. Herrero Babiloni A, et al. Among authors: de baets l. J Clin Med. 2023 Feb 23;12(5):1793. doi: 10.3390/jcm12051793. J Clin Med. 2023. PMID: 36902580 Free PMC article. Review.
Sleep disturbances are widely prevalent following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and have the potential to contribute to numerous post-traumatic physiological, psychological, and cognitive difficulties developing chronically, including chronic pain. An important pathophysi …
Sleep disturbances are widely prevalent following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and have the potential to contribute to numerous post-traum …
Understanding Discrepancies in a Person's Fear of Movement and Avoidance Behavior: A Guide for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Clinicians Who Support People With Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain.
De Baets L, Meulders A, Van Damme S, Caneiro JP, Matheve T. De Baets L, et al. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2023 May;53(5):307–316. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2023.11420. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2023. PMID: 36884314
CLINICAL QUESTION: Most musculoskeletal rehabilitation clinicians will recognize that different people with chronic pain have very different patterns of fear and avoidance behavior. ...CLINICAL APPLICATION: Understanding the discrepancies in a person's fear of movem …
CLINICAL QUESTION: Most musculoskeletal rehabilitation clinicians will recognize that different people with chronic pain have …
Towards precision pain medicine for pain after cancer: the Cancer Pain Phenotyping Network multidisciplinary international guidelines for pain phenotyping using nociplastic pain criteria.
Nijs J, Lahousse A, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Madeleine P, Fontaine C, Nishigami T, Desmedt C, Vanhoeij M, Mostaqim K, Cuesta-Vargas AI, Kapreli E, Bilika P, Polli A, Leysen L, Elma Ö, Roose E, Rheel E, Yılmaz ST, De Baets L, Huysmans E, Turk A, Saraçoğlu İ. Nijs J, et al. Among authors: de baets l. Br J Anaesth. 2023 May;130(5):611-621. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2022.12.013. Epub 2023 Jan 24. Br J Anaesth. 2023. PMID: 36702650 Free article.
Applying this to pain after cancer, the ability to classify post-cancer pain into the three major pain phenotypes (i.e. nociceptive, neuropathic, and nociplastic pain) and tailor pain treatment accordingly, is an emerging issue. ...The 2021 Inte …
Applying this to pain after cancer, the ability to classify post-cancer pain into the three major pain phenotypes (i.e. …
The development and measurement properties of the Dutch version of the fear-avoidance components scale (FACS-D) in persons with chronic musculoskeletal pain.
De Baets L, Sergooris A, Neblett R, Matheve T, Mingels S, Van Goethem A, Huybrechts X, Corten K, Gerits D, Vandevoort D, Timmermans A, Janssens L. De Baets L, et al. Scand J Pain. 2022 Dec 14;23(2):298-307. doi: 10.1515/sjpain-2022-0046. Print 2023 Apr 25. Scand J Pain. 2022. PMID: 36513392 Free article.
OBJECTIVES: The Fear-Avoidance Components Scale (FACS) is a recently developed patient-reported instrument assessing different constructs related to the fear-avoidance model of pain. The aim was to translate the original English FACS into Dutch (FACS-D) and assess its meas …
OBJECTIVES: The Fear-Avoidance Components Scale (FACS) is a recently developed patient-reported instrument assessing different constructs re …
Altered upper limb motor behavior in breast cancer survivors and its relation to pain: A narrative review.
De Baets L, Vets N, Emmerzaal J, Devoogdt N, De Groef A. De Baets L, et al. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2024 Feb;307(2):298-308. doi: 10.1002/ar.25120. Epub 2022 Nov 18. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2024. PMID: 36398938 Review.
Furthermore, altered upper limb motor behavior is suggested to relate to upper limb pain, which is very commonly reported in breast cancer survivors (BCS). ...In this, we specifically focus on the relation between motor behavior and pain. Results of our search show …
Furthermore, altered upper limb motor behavior is suggested to relate to upper limb pain, which is very commonly reported in breast c …
The Relationship Between Pain-Related Psychological Factors and Maximal Physical Performance in Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Matheve T, Janssens L, Goossens N, Danneels L, Willems T, Van Oosterwijck J, De Baets L. Matheve T, et al. Among authors: de baets l. J Pain. 2022 Dec;23(12):2036-2051. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2022.08.001. Epub 2022 Aug 31. J Pain. 2022. PMID: 36057387 Free article. Review.
Certainty of evidence using the GRADE recommendations was very low to moderate for pain-related fear, and very low to low for the other pain-related psychological factors. ...Certainty of evidence was very low to low for all pain-related psychological factors …
Certainty of evidence using the GRADE recommendations was very low to moderate for pain-related fear, and very low to low for the oth …
Can the Output of a Learned Classification Model Monitor a Person's Functional Recovery Status Post-Total Knee Arthroplasty?
Emmerzaal J, De Brabandere A, van der Straaten R, Bellemans J, De Baets L, Davis J, Jonkers I, Timmermans A, Vanwanseele B. Emmerzaal J, et al. Among authors: de baets l. Sensors (Basel). 2022 May 12;22(10):3698. doi: 10.3390/s22103698. Sensors (Basel). 2022. PMID: 35632107 Free PMC article.
Osteoarthritis is a common musculoskeletal disorder. Classification models can discriminate an osteoarthritic gait pattern from that of control subjects. However, whether the output of learned models (probability of belonging to a class) is usable for monitoring a person's …
Osteoarthritis is a common musculoskeletal disorder. Classification models can discriminate an osteoarthritic gait pattern from that …
Movement Quality Parameters during Gait Assessed by a Single Accelerometer in Subjects with Osteoarthritis and Following Total Joint Arthroplasty.
Emmerzaal J, Corten K, van der Straaten R, De Baets L, Van Rossom S, Timmermans A, Jonkers I, Vanwanseele B. Emmerzaal J, et al. Among authors: de baets l. Sensors (Basel). 2022 Apr 12;22(8):2955. doi: 10.3390/s22082955. Sensors (Basel). 2022. PMID: 35458937 Free PMC article.
This study's aim is threefold: (I) Evaluate movement quality parameters of gait in people with hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA) compared to asymptomatic controls from a single trunk-worn 3D accelerometer. (II) Evaluate the sensitivity of these parameters to capture changes …
This study's aim is threefold: (I) Evaluate movement quality parameters of gait in people with hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA) compar …
Joint kinematics alone can distinguish hip or knee osteoarthritis patients from asymptomatic controls with high accuracy.
Emmerzaal J, Van Rossom S, van der Straaten R, De Brabandere A, Corten K, De Baets L, Davis J, Jonkers I, Timmermans A, Vanwanseele B. Emmerzaal J, et al. Among authors: de baets l. J Orthop Res. 2022 Oct;40(10):2229-2239. doi: 10.1002/jor.25269. Epub 2022 Jan 18. J Orthop Res. 2022. PMID: 35043466 Free article.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the leading musculoskeletal disabilities worldwide, and several interventions intend to change the gait pattern in OA patients to more healthy patterns. ...Therefore, this study aims to evaluate whether we can use biomechanical data collected …
Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the leading musculoskeletal disabilities worldwide, and several interventions intend to change the gait …
Lifestyle and Chronic Pain in the Pelvis: State of the Art and Future Directions.
Gutke A, Sundfeldt K, De Baets L. Gutke A, et al. Among authors: de baets l. J Clin Med. 2021 Nov 19;10(22):5397. doi: 10.3390/jcm10225397. J Clin Med. 2021. PMID: 34830680 Free PMC article. Review.
In the context of any type of chronic pain, accumulating evidence shows that an unhealthy lifestyle is associated with pain development and pain severity. ...This state-of-the-art paper aims to review the role of lifestyle factors on pain in the pelvis …
In the context of any type of chronic pain, accumulating evidence shows that an unhealthy lifestyle is associated with pain de …
The Association between Sleep and Chronic Spinal Pain: A Systematic Review from the Last Decade.
Van Looveren E, Bilterys T, Munneke W, Cagnie B, Ickmans K, Mairesse O, Malfliet A, De Baets L, Nijs J, Goubert D, Danneels L, Moens M, Meeus M. Van Looveren E, et al. Among authors: de baets l. J Clin Med. 2021 Aug 26;10(17):3836. doi: 10.3390/jcm10173836. J Clin Med. 2021. PMID: 34501283 Free PMC article. Review.
Chronic spinal pain, including both neck and low back pain, is a common disabling disorder in which sleep problems are frequently reported as a comorbidity. ...Addressing frequently reported sleep problems in chronic spinal pain patients therefore appears to …
Chronic spinal pain, including both neck and low back pain, is a common disabling disorder in which sleep problems are frequen …
Nociplastic Pain Criteria or Recognition of Central Sensitization? Pain Phenotyping in the Past, Present and Future.
Nijs J, Lahousse A, Kapreli E, Bilika P, Saraçoğlu İ, Malfliet A, Coppieters I, De Baets L, Leysen L, Roose E, Clark J, Voogt L, Huysmans E. Nijs J, et al. Among authors: de baets l. J Clin Med. 2021 Jul 21;10(15):3203. doi: 10.3390/jcm10153203. J Clin Med. 2021. PMID: 34361986 Free PMC article. Review.
Recently, the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) released clinical criteria and a grading system for nociplastic pain affecting the musculoskeletal system. These criteria replaced the 2014 clinical criteria for predominant central sensitiz …
Recently, the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) released clinical criteria and a grading system for nociplastic …
Cognitions and physical impairments in relation to upper limb function in women with pain and myofascial dysfunctions in the late stage after breast cancer surgery: an exploratory cross-sectional study.
De Baets L, Devoogdt N, Haenen V, Evenepoel M, Dams L, Smeets A, Neven P, Geraerts I, De Vrieze T, De Groef A. De Baets L, et al. Disabil Rehabil. 2022 Sep;44(18):5212-5219. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2021.1931482. Epub 2021 Jun 1. Disabil Rehabil. 2022. PMID: 34061697
As independent cognition-related factors, pain catastrophizing (Pain Catastrophizing Scale) and pain hypervigilance (Pain Vigilance and Awareness Questionnaire) were evaluated. ...Pain intensity (p = 0.029) and pain catastrophizing (p = 0 …
As independent cognition-related factors, pain catastrophizing (Pain Catastrophizing Scale) and pain hypervigilance ( …
Towards the Monitoring of Functional Status in a Free-Living Environment for People with Hip or Knee Osteoarthritis: Design and Evaluation of the JOLO Blended Care App.
Emmerzaal J, De Brabandere A, Vanrompay Y, Vranken J, Storms V, De Baets L, Corten K, Davis J, Jonkers I, Vanwanseele B, Timmermans A. Emmerzaal J, et al. Among authors: de baets l. Sensors (Basel). 2020 Dec 5;20(23):6967. doi: 10.3390/s20236967. Sensors (Basel). 2020. PMID: 33291517 Free PMC article.
Pain-related beliefs are associated with arm function in persons with frozen shoulder.
De Baets L, Matheve T, Traxler J, Vlaeyen J, Timmermans A. De Baets L, et al. Shoulder Elbow. 2020 Dec;12(6):432-440. doi: 10.1177/1758573220921561. Epub 2020 May 5. Shoulder Elbow. 2020. PMID: 33281948 Free PMC article.
BACKGROUND: Frozen shoulder is a painful glenohumeral joint condition. Pain-related beliefs are recognized drivers of function in musculoskeletal conditions. This cross-sectional study investigates associations between pain-related beliefs and arm func …
BACKGROUND: Frozen shoulder is a painful glenohumeral joint condition. Pain-related beliefs are recognized drivers of function …
Are clinical outcomes of frozen shoulder linked to pain, structural factors or pain-related cognitions? An explorative cohort study.
De Baets L, Matheve T, Dierickx C, Bijnens E, Jans D, Timmermans A. De Baets L, et al. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2020 Dec;50:102270. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2020.102270. Epub 2020 Oct 9. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2020. PMID: 33068903
ROM was related to CHL-thickness and IGR-perimeter; perceived stiffness was related to pain intensity; and arm function was related to pain intensity and pain-related cognitions. CONCLUSION: Objectively measured ROM is related to structural factors, while pat …
ROM was related to CHL-thickness and IGR-perimeter; perceived stiffness was related to pain intensity; and arm function was related t …
The association between upper limb function and variables at the different domains of the international classification of functioning, disability and health in women after breast cancer surgery: a systematic review.
De Groef A, Van der Gucht E, Dams L, Evenepoel M, Teppers L, Toppet-Hoegars J, De Baets L. De Groef A, et al. Among authors: de baets l. Disabil Rehabil. 2022 Apr;44(8):1176-1189. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2020.1800835. Epub 2020 Aug 8. Disabil Rehabil. 2022. PMID: 32772650
Variables at the ICF-function level that were systematically associated with decreased UL function across multiple included papers were: increased UL pain, decreased shoulder range of motion, decreased handgrip strength and a higher number of comorbidities. ...Only …
Variables at the ICF-function level that were systematically associated with decreased UL function across multiple included papers were: inc …
Functional movement assessment by means of inertial sensor technology to discriminate between movement behaviour of healthy controls and persons with knee osteoarthritis.
van der Straaten R, Wesseling M, Jonkers I, Vanwanseele B, Bruijnes AKBD, Malcorps J, Bellemans J, Truijen J, De Baets L, Timmermans A. van der Straaten R, et al. Among authors: de baets l. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2020 May 19;17(1):65. doi: 10.1186/s12984-020-00694-2. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2020. PMID: 32430036 Free PMC article.
BACKGROUND: Apart from biomechanical alterations in movement patterns, it is known that movement limitations in persons with knee osteoarthritis (PwKOA) are related to an individual's perception and belief regarding pain and disability. ...RESULTS: PwKOA had signifi …
BACKGROUND: Apart from biomechanical alterations in movement patterns, it is known that movement limitations in persons with knee ost …
Discriminant validity of 3D joint kinematics and centre of mass displacement measured by inertial sensor technology during the unipodal stance task.
van der Straaten R, Wesseling M, Jonkers I, Vanwanseele B, Bruijnes AKBD, Malcorps J, Bellemans J, Truijen J, De Baets L, Timmermans A. van der Straaten R, et al. Among authors: de baets l. PLoS One. 2020 May 14;15(5):e0232513. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0232513. eCollection 2020. PLoS One. 2020. PMID: 32407415 Free PMC article.
BACKGROUND: The unipodal stance task is a clinical task that quantifies postural stability and alignment of the lower limb joints, while weight bearing on one leg. As persons with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) have poor postural and knee joint stability, objective asses …
BACKGROUND: The unipodal stance task is a clinical task that quantifies postural stability and alignment of the lower limb joints, while wei …
The Association Between Fear of Movement, Pain Catastrophizing, Pain Anxiety, and Protective Motor Behavior in Persons With Peripheral Joint Conditions of a Musculoskeletal Origin: A Systematic Review.
De Baets L, Matheve T, Timmermans A. De Baets L, et al. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2020 Oct;99(10):941-949. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001455. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2020. PMID: 32349043
Similar results were found in persons with nonsurgical chronic knee pain. During gait, no relation between lower limb kinematics and fear of movement was observed. CONCLUSIONS: Kinematic alterations appear in tandem with pain-related perceptions in acute stag …
Similar results were found in persons with nonsurgical chronic knee pain. During gait, no relation between lower limb kinemati …
Disability, kinesiophobia, perceived stress, and pain are not associated with trunk muscle strength or aerobic capacity in chronic nonspecific low back pain.
Verbrugghe J, Agten A, Stevens S, Eijnde BO, Vandenabeele F, Roussel N, De Baets L, Timmermans A. Verbrugghe J, et al. Among authors: de baets l. Phys Ther Sport. 2020 May;43:77-83. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2020.02.007. Epub 2020 Feb 26. Phys Ther Sport. 2020. PMID: 32126515
OBJECTIVES: To investigate to which extent disability, psychological and pain-related factors are associated with the outcomes of an isometric trunk muscle strength test and a cardiopulmonary exercise test in persons with chronic nonspecific low back pain (CNSLBP). …
OBJECTIVES: To investigate to which extent disability, psychological and pain-related factors are associated with the outcomes of an …
Reliability and agreement of isometric functional trunk and isolated lumbar strength assessment in healthy persons and persons with chronic nonspecific low back pain.
Verbrugghe J, Agten A, Eijnde BO, Vandenabeele F, De Baets L, Huybrechts X, Timmermans A. Verbrugghe J, et al. Among authors: de baets l. Phys Ther Sport. 2019 Jul;38:1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2019.03.009. Epub 2019 Apr 3. Phys Ther Sport. 2019. PMID: 30995544
OBJECTIVES: to assess intra/inter-operator reliability and agreement of maximum isometric abdominal and back muscle strength in a functional trunk and isolated lumbar protocol, using an isokinetic dynamometer, in healthy persons and persons with chronic nonspecific low back pa
OBJECTIVES: to assess intra/inter-operator reliability and agreement of maximum isometric abdominal and back muscle strength in a functional …
Lumbar range of motion in chronic low back pain is predicted by task-specific, but not by general measures of pain-related fear.
Matheve T, De Baets L, Bogaerts K, Timmermans A. Matheve T, et al. Among authors: de baets l. Eur J Pain. 2019 Jul;23(6):1171-1184. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1384. Epub 2019 Mar 11. Eur J Pain. 2019. PMID: 30793429
BACKGROUND: Most studies fail to show an association between higher levels of pain-related fear and protective movement behaviour in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). ...This may help to disentangle the complex interactions between pain-related fear …
BACKGROUND: Most studies fail to show an association between higher levels of pain-related fear and protective movement behaviour in …
The influence of cognitions, emotions and behavioral factors on treatment outcomes in musculoskeletal shoulder pain: a systematic review.
De Baets L, Matheve T, Meeus M, Struyf F, Timmermans A. De Baets L, et al. Clin Rehabil. 2019 Jun;33(6):980-991. doi: 10.1177/0269215519831056. Epub 2019 Feb 22. Clin Rehabil. 2019. PMID: 30791696
STUDY SELECTION: Studies including persons with musculoskeletal shoulder pain that describe the predictive, moderating or mediating role of baseline cognitive, emotional or behavioral factors on pain or disability following treatment were selected. ... …
STUDY SELECTION: Studies including persons with musculoskeletal shoulder pain that describe the predictive, moderating …
Reliability and Agreement of 3D Trunk and Lower Extremity Movement Analysis by Means of Inertial Sensor Technology for Unipodal and Bipodal Tasks.
van der Straaten R, Bruijnes AKBD, Vanwanseele B, Jonkers I, De Baets L, Timmermans A. van der Straaten R, et al. Among authors: de baets l. Sensors (Basel). 2019 Jan 3;19(1):141. doi: 10.3390/s19010141. Sensors (Basel). 2019. PMID: 30609808 Free PMC article.
The SLS task had lower within-session reliability and agreement compared with between-session and between-operator reliability and agreement. The reliability and agreement of the hip, knee, and ankle ROM in the sagittal plane were good for both phases of the SLS task. ...
The SLS task had lower within-session reliability and agreement compared with between-session and between-operator reliability and agreement …
Mobile assessment of the lower limb kinematics in healthy persons and in persons with degenerative knee disorders: A systematic review.
van der Straaten R, De Baets L, Jonkers I, Timmermans A. van der Straaten R, et al. Among authors: de baets l. Gait Posture. 2018 Jan;59:229-241. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.10.005. Epub 2017 Oct 5. Gait Posture. 2018. PMID: 29096266 Review.
Inertial sensor systems are increasingly used in the assessment of persons with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) and total knee replacement (TKR). This systematic review aims to (1) investigate the application of inertial sensor systems and kinematics derived from these sy …
Inertial sensor systems are increasingly used in the assessment of persons with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) and total knee repla …
Within/between-session reliability and agreement of lumbopelvic kinematics in the sagittal plane during functional movement control tasks in healthy persons.
Matheve T, De Baets L, Rast F, Bauer C, Timmermans A. Matheve T, et al. Among authors: de baets l. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2018 Feb;33:90-98. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2017.08.005. Epub 2017 Aug 24. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2018. PMID: 28844565
A lack of adequate lumbopelvic movement control has been suggested as an underlying mechanism contributing to the development and persistence of low back pain and lower limb pathologies. The purpose of this study was to assess the within and between session reliability (i. …
A lack of adequate lumbopelvic movement control has been suggested as an underlying mechanism contributing to the development and persistenc …
Motor Control Training for the Shoulder with Smart Garments.
Wang Q, De Baets L, Timmermans A, Chen W, Giacolini L, Matheve T, Markopoulos P. Wang Q, et al. Among authors: de baets l. Sensors (Basel). 2017 Jul 22;17(7):1687. doi: 10.3390/s17071687. Sensors (Basel). 2017. PMID: 28737670 Free PMC article.
., for motor control training in neurological disorders or for treating musculoskeletal disorders, such as shoulder, neck, or lower back pain. ...We describe the design of a smart garment named Zishi to monitor compensatory movements and evaluate its applicab …
., for motor control training in neurological disorders or for treating musculoskeletal disorders, such as shoulder, neck, or …
Shoulder assessment according to the international classification of functioning by means of inertial sensor technologies: A systematic review.
De Baets L, van der Straaten R, Matheve T, Timmermans A. De Baets L, et al. Gait Posture. 2017 Sep;57:278-294. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.06.025. Epub 2017 Jun 27. Gait Posture. 2017. PMID: 28683420 Review.
This review investigates current protocols using Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) in shoulder research, and outlines future paths regarding IMU use for shoulder research. ...Criteria for study selection were (1) research in healthy persons or persons with should
This review investigates current protocols using Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) in shoulder research, and outlines future paths re …
Motion analysis of the shoulder in adults: kinematics and electromyography for the clinical practice.
Parel I, Jaspers E, DE Baets L, Amoresano A, Cutti AG. Parel I, et al. Among authors: de baets l. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2016 Aug;52(4):575-82. Epub 2016 Jul 19. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2016. PMID: 27434612 Free article. Review.
In this paper, the principal aspects of kinematic and electromyographic (EMG) analysis of the shoulder and their potential for the every-day clinical practice are described. ...The last part of the manuscript reports the integration of the quantitative analysis of scapu
In this paper, the principal aspects of kinematic and electromyographic (EMG) analysis of the shoulder and their potential for the ev …
Three-dimensional kinematics of the scapula and trunk, and associated scapular muscle timing in individuals with stroke.
De Baets L, Van Deun S, Monari D, Jaspers E. De Baets L, et al. Hum Mov Sci. 2016 Aug;48:82-90. doi: 10.1016/j.humov.2016.04.009. Epub 2016 May 4. Hum Mov Sci. 2016. PMID: 27155342
Poor scapulothoracic control is a risk for developing shoulder pathology, but has received little attention so far in individuals with stroke (IwS). ...
Poor scapulothoracic control is a risk for developing shoulder pathology, but has received little attention so far in individuals wit …
Scapulohumeral control after stroke: A preliminary study of the test-retest reliability and discriminative validity of a clinical scapular protocol (ClinScaP).
De Baets L, Jaspers E, Van Deun S. De Baets L, et al. NeuroRehabilitation. 2016 Apr 6;38(4):359-70. doi: 10.3233/NRE-161327. NeuroRehabilitation. 2016. PMID: 27061164
BACKGROUND: Clinical scapulohumeral tests are lacking post-stroke. OBJECTIVE: To test reliability and discriminant validity of clinical scapulohumeral assessments post-stroke. ...CONCLUSIONS: The use of these tests in clinical settings will allow for identification …
BACKGROUND: Clinical scapulohumeral tests are lacking post-stroke. OBJECTIVE: To test reliability and discriminant validity of clinic …
Characteristics of neuromuscular control of the scapula after stroke: a first exploration.
De Baets L, Jaspers E, Janssens L, Van Deun S. De Baets L, et al. Front Hum Neurosci. 2014 Nov 17;8:933. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00933. eCollection 2014. Front Hum Neurosci. 2014. PMID: 25477805 Free PMC article.

Serratus anterior also showed a significantly earlier offset in stroke patients with shoulder pain in comparison to controls (p = 0.01) and stroke patients without pain (p < 0.001). ...In stroke patients with shoulder pain

Serratus anterior also showed a significantly earlier offset in stroke patients with shoulder pain in comparison to con …
Dynamic scapular movement analysis: is it feasible and reliable in stroke patients during arm elevation?
De Baets L, Van Deun S, Desloovere K, Jaspers E. De Baets L, et al. PLoS One. 2013 Nov 11;8(11):e79046. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079046. eCollection 2013. PLoS One. 2013. PMID: 24244414 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.
Knowledge of three-dimensional scapular movements is essential to understand post-stroke shoulder pain. The goal of the present work is to determine the feasibility and the within and between session reliability of a movement protocol for three-dimensional sc …
Knowledge of three-dimensional scapular movements is essential to understand post-stroke shoulder pain. The goal of the …
A systematic review of 3D scapular kinematics and muscle activity during elevation in stroke subjects and controls.
De Baets L, Jaspers E, Desloovere K, Van Deun S. De Baets L, et al. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2013 Feb;23(1):3-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2012.06.007. Epub 2012 Jul 26. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2013. PMID: 22841483 Review.
Through the onset of post-stroke motor disorders, the normal scapular function is compromised. As a result, shoulder pain and associated upper limb dysfunctions frequently arise after stroke. ...
Through the onset of post-stroke motor disorders, the normal scapular function is compromised. As a result, shoulder pain