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Human Studies

2021 Feb 03

Pain Med

Temporal association of pain catastrophizing and pain severity across the perioperative period: a cross-lagged panel analyses following total knee arthroplasty.


Speed TJ, Mun C J, Smith MT, Khanuja HS, Sterling RS, Letzen JE, Haythornthwaite JA, Edwards RR, Campbell CM
Pain Med. 2021 Feb 03.
PMID: 33532859.


While numerous studies show that preoperative pain catastrophizing is a risk factor for pain following total knee arthroplasty (TKA), little is known regarding the temporal course of the association between perioperative pain catastrophizing and pain severity. The present study investigated temporal changes and their dynamic associations between pain catastrophizing and pain severity before and after TKA.