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Human Studies

2020 Apr 23

Health Psychol

Pain resilience and catastrophizing combine to predict functional restoration program outcomes.


France CR, Ysidron DW, Slepian MP, French DJ, Evans TR
Health Psychol. 2020 Apr 23.
PMID: 32324002.


Whereas decades of research have been devoted to psychological factors that confer vulnerability to disability and other negative outcomes in the face of chronic pain, recent studies have begun to emphasize psychological characteristics that contribute to enhanced adaptation and better clinical outcomes. Accordingly, the present study was conducted as a longitudinal assessment of the predictive utility of pain resilience and pain catastrophizing as indicators of clinical outcomes among patients receiving a standardized treatment for chronic pain.