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2022 Sep 22

Pain Pract

Validation of Pain Catastrophizing Scale on Breast Cancer Survivor.


Pérez-Cruzado D, Roldan-Jimenez C, Iglesias-Campos M, Pajares B, Alba E, Cuesta-Vargas A
Pain Pract. 2022 Sep 22.
PMID: 36136052.


Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) is the most used scale to measure pain catastrophizing. In breast cancer survivors (BCS), pain catastrophizing is related to upper-limbs dysfunction and disability. This study aimed to assess the internal consistency, internal structure and convergent validity of the Spanish version of the PCS in Spanish BCS MATERIAL AND METHODS: BCS were recruited from the service of Medical Oncology of the University Clinical Hospital Virgen de la Victoria, in Málaga (Spain). The psychometric properties were evaluated with analyses factor structure by maximum likelihood extraction (MLE), internal consistency, and construct validity by confirmatory factor analysis (CFA).