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Human Studies

2020 Sep 23

Eur J Pain

Overactivity assessment in chronic pain: the development and psychometric evaluation of a multifaceted self-report assessment.


Overactivity in the context of chronic pain (i.e. activity engagement that significantly exacerbates pain) is an important clinical issue that has gained empirical attention in the last decade. Current assessment concepts of overactivity tend to focus on frequency to quantify the severity of the pain behaviour. This study aimed to develop and validate a more comprehensive self-assessment, the Overactivity in Persistent Pain Assessment (OPPA).