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2020 Feb

Pain Pract



Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the Greek version of the Central Sensitization Inventory.


Bilika P, Neblett R, Georgoudis G, Dimitriadis Z, Fandridis E, Strimpakos N, Kapreli E
Pain Pract. 2020 Feb; 20(2):188-196.
PMID: 31605651.


Recent studies support the opinion that Central Sensitization (CS) plays an important role in the pathophysiology of many chronic pain conditions. CS refers to hyperexcitability of the central nervous system, which can result in pain hypersensitivity and other somatosensory symptoms. Recognition of CS-related symptomology is crucial in chronic pain evaluation and rehabilitation. The Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI) was created to evaluate symptoms which have been found to be associated with CS. The aim of the current study was the cross-cultural adaptation of the CSI into Greek (CSI-Gr).