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2021 Apr 28

Braz J Anesthesiol

Validation of the Brazilian version of the child pain catastrophizing scale and its relationship with a marker of central sensitization.


Schneider L, de Castro S M J, Mallman E S, de Evaldt C A, Souza A, da Rodrigues J S, Mendanha C, Caumo W, Stefani L C
Braz J Anesthesiol. 2021 Apr 28.
PMID: 33932395.


The Pain Catastrophizing Scale-Child version (PCS-C) allows to identify children who are prone to catastrophic thinking. We aimed to adapt the Brazilian version of PCS-C (BPCS-C) to examine scale psychometric properties and factorial structure in children with and without chronic pain. Also, we assessed its correlation with salivary levels of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic factor (BDNF).