Chris Eccleston

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Catastrophizing about pain has emerged as a critical variable in how we understand adjustment to pain in both adults and children. In children, however, current methods of measuring catastrophizing about pain rely on brief subscales of larger coping inventories. Therefore, we adapted the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (Sullivan et al., 1995) for use in(More)
  • C Eccleston
  • The British journal of clinical psychology
  • 1994
The present study draws upon resource-based models of attention in suggesting that the processing of chronic and persistent pain is a task that demands the application of central and executive attention. If a chronic and persistent pain stimulus is demanding of central, attentional resources, it follows that it will compete with a second attention-demanding(More)
Numerous studies have found evidence for the role of catastrophizing about pain in adjustment to pain in both adults and children. However, the social context influencing pain and pain behaviour has been largely ignored. Especially in understanding the complexities of childhood pain, family processes may be of major importance. In line with the crucial role(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate whether chronic pain patients have deficits in attentional functioning compared with pain-free controls, and whether fibromyalgia patients have larger deficits in attentional functioning compared with rheumatoid arthritis and musculoskeletal pain patients. METHODS Sixty patients (20 in each of 3 patient groups) and 20 pain-free(More)
This paper reports an experimental investigation of engagement with and disengagement from a threatening cue of pain. As most paradigms in pain research only provide an overall index of attentional deployment by pain-related information, a new paradigm was developed that allowed an independent investigation of engagement with and disengagement from pain(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the mediating role of pain intensity, catastrophic thinking about pain, and negative affectivity in explaining enhanced attention for pain in patients with fibromyalgia. METHODS Sixty-four patients with fibromyalgia and 46 patients with chronic low back pain completed self-report instruments of vigilance to pain, negative(More)
An analysis is reported of the variety of understandings available in British culture to understand acceptance of chronic pain. Q-factor analysis is used within a critical framework as Q-methodology. Thirty participants completed the procedure. Eight factors or accounts of accepting chronic pain were derived. These are reported as taking control, living day(More)
This paper reports an experimental investigation of attentional engagement to and disengagement from cues of impending pain. Pain-free volunteers performed a cueing task in which they were instructed to detect somatosensory and tone targets. Target stimuli were preceded by visual cues informing participants of the modality of the impending stimuli.(More)