Tomohiko Nishigami

Tomohiko Nishigami
Prefectural University of Hiroshima · Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Health and Welfare

PhD, PT

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April 2010 - present
Konan University
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (70)
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This study evaluated the reliability and validity of a Japanese version of Pain Disability Index (PDI). Analyses were conducted on a 7-item version (PDI-J) and a 5-item (PDI-5-J version of the PDI). Using a web-based survey system, we recruited 300 individuals with chronic low back pain (lasting ≥3 months) and 300 individuals with chronic daily hea...
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Background The Patterns of Activity Measure-Pain (POAM-P) is a self-report questionnaire that measures avoidance, overdoing, and pacing in individuals with chronic pain. We aimed to develop and confirm the psychometric properties of the Japanese version of the POAM-P(POAM-P-J) in Japanese individuals with chronic pain. Methods We recruited 147 Jap...
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Body re-sizing illusions can profoundly alter perception of our own body. We investigated whether creating the illusion of a muscled and fit-looking back (Strong) influenced perceived back size, body ownership, and attitudes towards self-capacity during a lifting task. Twenty-four healthy male volunteers performed a standardised lifting task while...
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We developed a novel quantitative method to assess varus thrust during walking using acceleration data obtained from an inertial measurement unit (IMU). This study aimed to examine the reliability of the developed index and to evaluate its ability to distinguish patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) with varus thrust from healthy adults. Overall,...
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Objectives: The clinical utility of combining the central sensitization (CS) inventory (CSI) with the pressure pain threshold (PPT) in assessing the effect of central sensitization on pain is unknown. This study aimed to investigate (1) the effects of CSI, PPT, and their interaction on pain and (2) the characteristics of clinical symptoms in patie...
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Introduction:. There are complex interactions between pain and perceptions of the painful body part in musculoskeletal disorders, and disruption of various body representations in people with chronic pain. Objectives:. The purpose of this study was to investigate how frequently people with knee osteoarthritis (OA) complain of swelling without objec...
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Background The pain trajectory is an early detection/prediction method for chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP). It is unclear whether a pain trajectory can predict CPSP in patients who have undergone a total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Here we investigated (1) whether CPSP can be predicted in TKA patients, and (2) the values that can be used to predict C...
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Objectives Decreased workforce productivity has a significant economic impact on healthcare systems. Presenteeism, the practice of working at reduced potential, is more harmful than absenteeism. Present workers most often experience musculoskeletal pain that is not mitigated by general exercise or stretching. We aimed to assess whether a regimen of...
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Purpose Central sensitization (CS)-related symptoms and pain catastrophizing contribute to persistent post-mastectomy pain (PPMP). Pain neuroscience education (PNE) is effective in reducing CS-related symptoms and pain catastrophizing in patients with chronic pain. However, to date, no intervention study of PNE has been conducted to patients with P...
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Background The Patterns of Activity Measure-Pain (POAM-P) is a self-report questionnaire that measures avoidance, overdoing, and pacing in individuals with chronic pain. We aimed to develop and confirm the psychometric properties of the Japanese version of the POAM-P(POAM-P-J) in Japanese individuals with chronic pain. Methods We recruited 147 Japa...
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The Pain Disability Index (PDI) is a self–reported outcome measure initially developed in English to assess disability caused by pain in seven dimensions of daily life activity, including family ⁄ home responsibilities, recreation, social activity, occupation, sexual behavior, self–care, and life–support activity. This study aimed to develop a ling...
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Objectives: Subacromial pain syndrome is a common problem in primary care. Although several randomized controlled trials have shown that eccentric exercise is effective in patients with subacromial pain syndrome, its generalizability to real-world clinical practice is unknown. This study aimed to investigate, using propensity score analysis, the ge...
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Background and aim Growing attention is being given to utilising physical function measures to better understand and manage knee osteoarthritis (OA). The Fremantle Knee Awareness Questionnaire (FreKAQ), a self-reported measure of body-perception specific to the knee, has never been validated in Italian patients. The aims of this study were to cultu...
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The aim of this study was to explore the existence of subgroups in a cohort of people with knee osteoarthritis (OA) based upon data from multiple pain-related variables and to profile identified clusters according to levels of pain intensity and knee-related disability. Three hundred and three people with knee OA were recruited. Latent profile anal...
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Objectives Increased evidence indicates that pain location affects central sensitization (CS)‐related symptoms. In addition, pain location and pain duration may be intricately related to CS‐related symptoms. However, these factors have been investigated separately. This study aimed to investigate the association between CS‐related symptoms and pain...
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Purpose: Contemporary theories of pain suggest that how the body is perceived is central to the emergence of pain. The Fremantle Back Awareness Questionnaire (FreBAQ) was developed to assess body-perception specific to the back in people with chronic low back pain. However, there is no comprehensive measure to quantify self-perception of the painf...
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Background There is evidence that people with persistent shoulder pain exhibit findings consistent with the presence of sensorimotor dysfunction. Sensorimotor impairments can manifest in a variety of ways, and further developing our understanding of sensorimotor dysfunction in shoulder pain may improve current models of care. The Fremantle Back Awa...
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Objectives. The goal of this study was to identify central sensitization-related symptom severity subgroups in a large multicountry sample composed of patients with chronic pain and pain-free individuals using the Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI). Methods. A large, pooled international (n= 8 countries) sample of chronic pain patients plus heal...
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Background The purpose of this investigation was to undertake a hypothesis‐generating study to identify candidate variables that characterize people with knee osteoarthritis who are most likely to experience a positive response to exercise. Methods One hundred and fifty participants with knee osteoarthritis participated in this observational, long...
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Purpose: Body perception disturbance is a common symptom and may be one of the key targets of treatment intervention in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). As a comprehensive assessment tool of body perception in patients with CRPS, the Bath Body Perception Disturbance Scale (BPDS) was developed, and its adequate reliability and validity have b...
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Background Low back pain (LBP) is a major problem; it causes significant burden, incurs considerable economic and human costs, and adversely affects the quality of life (QoL). Central sensitivity syndrome (CSS) is known as a group of overlapping conditions that share a common pathophysiological mechanism of central sensitization. Previous studies h...
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Background A method for modeling the acute pain trajectory using the simple linear fit of an individual’s pain intensity scores after surgery was developed and affords more precise measurement than conventional pain assessment. However, the method has disadvantage of using only the slope without considering the intercept. The purpose of this study...
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When people judge the laterality of rotated hand images, that is they perform the laterality judgement task (LJT), they are thought to use motor imagery. However, recent studies have suggested that its completion does not necessarily require the use of motor imagery. In this study, we investigated whether and how many people preferentially use moto...
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Purpose: Cold therapy on the operated area after surgery is often used as an analgesic and to reduce pain, swelling, and increase range of motion. However, evidence to support the results of cold therapy is still scarce and the mechanism underlying its effectiveness remains unclear. The present study aimed to investigate whether a pleasant sensati...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the factors influencing the pain intensity and disability level differ depending on the presence of neuropathic feature (NF) in patients with neck pain. We examined the differences in the factors influencing the pain intensity and disability level between the neuropathic feature (NF) and nonneuro...
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Objectives: This study aimed to determine the optimal cutoff score of the nine-item short version of the CSI, the CSI-9, by comparing Central Sensitivity Syndrome (CSS) patients not only to healthy volunteers as with the original version, but also to patients with musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders. Methods: All participants filled out the CSI, Eur...
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Objectives: The aim of the present study was to investigate whether distorted body perception is a feature of the low back pain experience in people with Cerebral Palsy (CP) and whether any distortions noted are confounded by the presence of motor and postural impairments commonly seen in CP. Methods: Forty-five individuals participated in this...
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Purpose We aimed to kinematically analyze lumbar bending and returning movements and clarify the relationship between fear of movement and kinematic output. Methods We recruited 45 participants with CLBP (i.e., > 6 months) and 20 healthy control (HC) participants with no history of CLBP. We used the numerical rating pain scale (NRS), Tampa Scale f...
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Background: Central sensitization (CS) is found in patients with musculoskeletal disorders and is related to clinical symptoms, including pain-related disability. The Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI) has been developed for patients who are at risk of symptoms related to CS, and CSI severity levels are suggested for clinical interpretation of...
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Background In breast cancer survivors, multiple risk factors for health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and chronic pain, including cancer treatment-related factors, psychosocial factors, and central sensitization (CS), have been suggested; however, there has been no comparative study between breast cancer survivors with and without pain. This stud...
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Purpose: The aims of the present study were to investigate whether the association between the Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI) score, pain-related symptoms, pain-related disability, and health-related quality of life differed by disease (chronic low back pain [CLBP] vs knee osteoarthritis [KOA]), and to determine optimal cutoff scores for the...
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Distinct anatomic variants of the scapula such as the critical shoulder angle (CSA) were found to be associated with rotator cuff tears (RCTs), but it is unclear whether the CSA is a risk factor in Japanese. Here we sought to determine whether the CSA is associated with RCTs in a Japanese population, and whether the CSA is a more useful parameter t...
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Purpose The Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire is a valid measure assessing self-efficacy in individuals with chronic pain. Short-form versions of the measure have been developed to decrease the assessment burden. However, few studies have evaluated the psychometric properties of the short forms in languages other than English. The aim of this study...
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[Objective] This study was aimed at investigating whether catastrophizing and kinesiophobia might be involved in the disability disorders of patients with chronic neck pain. [Methods] This cross-sectional study included 99 participantswithchronic neck pain, of whom 35 had a traumatic onset and 64 had a non-traumatic onset. The participants complete...
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Background The central sensitization inventory (CSI) comprises 25 items and is commonly used to measure somatic and emotional symptoms related to central sensitization symptoms. CSI was developed as an easy-to-administer screening instrument for patients at high risk of developing central sensitization in whom it was essential to quickly evaluate t...
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Objective: This proof-of-concept pilot study aimed to investigate if a visual illusion that altered the size and muscularity of the back could be embodied and alter perception of the back. Methods: The back visual illusions were created using the MIRAGE multisensory illusion system. Participants watched real-time footage of a modified version of...
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Background: Previous studies suggest that life satisfaction assessment using the Life Satisfaction checklist (LiSat-11) is a meaningful outcome measure and may play an important role in setting rehabilitation goals in patients with chronic pain. Until now, there was no Japanese version of this questionnaire, and the psychometric properties of the...
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The biomedical model is still used to diagnose chronic lower back pain by the majority of Japanese physicians. A new approach to chronic lower back pain called cognitive functional therapy (CFT) was developed by Peter O'Sullivan based on the biopsychosocial model. This is a physiotherapist-led approach and differs from other foundational cognitive...
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Purpose To confirm the psychometric properties of the Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS) among Japanese chronic pain patients. Patients and methods In total, 144 outpatients were asked to complete questionnaires comprising the AIS and other study measures. According to the original article, the AIS has 2 versions: the AIS-8 (full version) and the AIS-5 (...
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It has been unclear whether the risk factors for rotator cuff tears are the same at all ages or differ between young and older populations. In this study, we examined the risk factors for rotator cuff tears using classification and regression tree analysis as methods of nonlinear regression analysis. There were 65 patients in the rotator cuff tears...
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Background Many musculoskeletal pain conditions are characterized by hypersensitivity, which is induced by central sensitization (CS). A questionnaire, the Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI), was recently developed to help clinicians identify patients whose presenting symptoms may be related to central sensitivity syndrome (CSS). The aims of the...
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The Japanese version of CSI. (DOCX)
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[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to develop a proposal for an effective interventional option for therapeutic stimulation sites by comparing the pain-relieving effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) applied to the same dermatome level of the contralateral sites of the dorsal wrist joint with the pain or the neck, or bot...
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Background Recent systematic reviews have demonstrated that pain associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a complex phenomenon that involves various contributors. People with knee OA exhibit symptoms of impaired body-perception, including reduced tactile acuity, impairments in limb laterality recognition, and degraded proprioceptive acuity. The...
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Background: There is a growing interest in the role of disturbed body perception in people with persistent pain problems such as chronic low back pain (CLBP). A questionnaire, the Fremantle Back Awareness Questionnaire (FreBAQ), was recently developed as a simple and quick way of assessing disturbed perceptual awareness of the back in people with...
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Background: The Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) is a commonly used as measure of pain catastrophizing. The scale comprises 13 items related to magnification, rumination, and helplessness. To facilitate quick screening and to reduce participant's burden, the four-item and six-item short forms of the English version of the PCS were developed. The p...
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PURPOSE: Pain intensity, suffering, patient's satisfaction level may be considered as important part of multidimensional assessment. The first aim of the present study was to examine whether there were differences in the rate of improvement in pain intensity and pain-related suffering before and after treatment in patients with musculoskeletal diso...
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Objective: The Injustice Experience Questionnaire (IEQ) assesses injury-related perceived injustice. This study aimed to (1) develop a Japanese version (IEQ-J), (2) examine its factor structure, validity, and reliability, and (3) discover which demographic variable(s) positively contributed to prediction of IEQ-J scores. Methods: Data from 71 pa...
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Several studies have demonstrated that perceived body image of pain region is distorted in patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), chronic non–specific lower back pain and phantom limb pain. Moreover, perceived body image was associated with abnormal pain sensation in patients with these conditions. However, it is not well known whethe...
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This report presents a case of complex regional pain syndrome. The patient presented with severe pain, sensory disturbance, and distorted body image at the site of initial injury and other body sites. Tactile localization training (TLT) at only the site of initial injury decreased severe pain at the site of initial injury and the secondary affected...
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Objectives: It has been reported that disturbance in sensory and motor function may induce sensorimotor incongruence and produce pain, discomfort and other sensations in healthy volunteers. One study suggested that sensorimotor incongruent information to healthy subjects results in increased neuronal activity in the posterior parietal cortex (PPC)...
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Clinically, perceived image of the low back and the two-point discrimination (TPD) test are used as markers for evaluating alterations of cortical reorganization. The purpose of the present study was to examine whether TPD and selected clinical findings are different in subgroups of individuals with chronic nonspecific lower back pain (CNLBP) based...
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The aim of this study was to examine whether threshold to heat stimuli, and expression of transient receptor potential vanilloid1 (TRPV1) and nerve growth factor (NGF) in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) altered under conditions of long-term limb immobilization. A plastic cast was wrapped around the right limb from the forearm to the forepaw to keep wris...