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2022 Aug 18

J Bone Joint Surg Am

Pain Catastrophizing Influences Preoperative and Postoperative Patient-Reported Outcomes in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.


Ramo BA, Collins-Jones TL, Thornberg D, Klinkerman L, Rathjen K, Jo C-H
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2022 Aug 18.
PMID: 35984014.


Patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) often report chronic back pain; however, there is inadequate research on psychological factors associated with pain in this patient population. Pain catastrophizing, a psychological factor that describes a pattern of negative thoughts and feelings about pain, has been associated with poorer responses to medical treatment for pain. The purpose of this study was to report the prevalence of pain catastrophizing in the AIS population and assess its relationship with preoperative and postoperative self-reported outcomes.