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Human Studies

2021 May 28

Eur J Pain

The mediating effect of pain catastrophizing on pain intensity: the influence of the timing of assessments.


Rizzo RRN, Lee H, Cashin AG, Costa L O, Gustin SM, McAuley JH
Eur J Pain. 2021 May 28.
PMID: 34048108.


Pain catastrophizing underpins several psychosocial theories of pain, but there is limited evidence to support the proposal that changes in pain catastrophizing cause changes in pain. Results from mediation analyses have conflicting results, and one reason for these might be the timing of the assessment of pain catastrophizing. This study aimed to test the effect of the timing of pain catastrophizing on pain intensity.