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2020 May 16

Eur J Pain

A systematic review of cross-cultural validation of the pain catastrophizing scale.


Ikemoto T, Hayashi K, Shiro Y, Arai Y-C, Marcuzzi A, Costa D, Wrigley P
Eur J Pain. 2020 May 16.
PMID: 32416018.


Although it has been suggested that the different cultural and social environments between countries contribute to variations in pain catastrophizing (PC), an international comparison of PC in patients with chronic pain has not yet been reported. Prior to undertaking this comparison, a cross-cultural assessment of the pain catastrophizing scale (PCS) was undertaken to explore the different factor-structures among each translated version of the PCS.