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Human Studies

2020 Mar 26

Rehabil Psychol

Differentiating state versus trait pain catastrophizing.


Day MA, Young G, Jensen MP
Rehabil Psychol. 2020 Mar 26.
PMID: 32212754.


This study investigated the type and recency of the pain experience recalled (i.e., pain referent) by a healthy group and a chronic/recurrent pain group when they responded to the trait version of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS). We also aimed to disentangle the influence of trait personality factors and state oriented pain-related cognitive processes on PCS scores. Research Method/Design: A cross-sectional online survey was administered. Participants who reported chronic/recurrent pain comprised the pain group ( = 153) and those not reporting a pain condition comprised the healthy group ( = 120).