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2021 Jan 29


Pain Catastrophizing and Quality of Life in Adults With Chronic Rhinosinusitis.


Kazi A, West E, Rahman S, Kim S, Sima A, Schuman TA
Laryngoscope. 2021 Jan 29.
PMID: 33513282.


Psychological comorbidity is common in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and is correlated with decreased overall and disease-specific quality of life (QoL). Prior research reported that anxiety and depression, as measured by the hospital anxiety and depression scale (HADS), are associated with worse CRS-specific QoL, as assessed via the Rhinosinusitis Disability Index (RSDI). Furthermore, patients prone to anxiety/depression may display an exaggerated response to real or anticipated discomfort; the pain catastrophizing scale (PCS) is a validated instrument designed to measure this phenomenon. This study is intended to explore the role of pain catastrophizing in relation to anxiety, depression, and disease-specific QoL in patients with facial pain attributed to CRS.