Fear Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire

What is it?

The Fear Avoidance Belief Questionnaire (FABQ) is a 16-item self-report questionnaire that focuses on how a patient’s fear-avoidance beliefs about physical activity and work may affect and contribute to his/her low back pain and related disability. For more information on the FABQ, visit this website (https://erepsonline.com/support/the-fear-avoidance-beliefs-questionnaire-fabq-the-importance-of-its-utilisation-in-clinical-practice/).

Our Thoughts:

The FABQ is an easy to administer questionnaire that can help identify fear-avoidance beliefs in patients with low back pain. This can be used as a prognostic tool in acute low back pain and to guide pain education and interventions in chronic low back pain.



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