Elena Castarlenas

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The aim of this work was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Numerical Rating Scale-11 (NRS-11) when used to assess pediatric pain intensity. We performed two studies: 175 schoolchildren, aged 8-12, participated in Study 1 and 63 children undergoing surgery and aged 6-16, participated in Study 2. The NRS-11 showed (a) adequate convergent(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the reliability of findings suggesting that composite scores made up of just two ratings of recalled pain may be adequately reliable and valid for assessing outcome in pain clinical trials. DESIGN Secondary analyses of data from a study where the responsivity of the outcome measures was a critical concern; that is, a study with few(More)
The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) is a widely used measure of sleep quality in adolescents, but information regarding its psychometric strengths and weaknesses in this population is limited. In particular, questions remain regarding whether it measures one or two sleep quality domains. The aims of the present study were to (a) adapt the PSQI for use(More)
Successful management of problems related to the hands and upper extremities begins with a comprehensive assessment of the pain experience and related factors. Pain intensity is the domain most commonly assessed, and pain relief is often the primary goal of treatment. Because pain is a private and subjective experience, self-report is considered the gold(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Fear of Pain Questionnaire-III. The original three-factor structure of the Fear of Pain Questionnaire-III was confirmed and indicated a good to excellent level of internal consistency. Criterion validity was supported by positive significant correlations(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine whether men and women with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) differ with respect to pain severity and functioning, pain-related beliefs, or pain-related coping. We hypothesized no significant sex differences in measures of pain and functioning, but that we would observe differences between men and women in how they view and how they cope(More)
OBJECTIVES Social interactions can influence the experience and impact of chronic pain. Children and adolescents expectations of how others respond to them could therefore influence their adjustment to pain. This study examined how children and adolescents expected their peers and teachers would react to classmates with chronic pain. METHODS 211 school(More)
OBJECTIVES Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) has been shown to be an effective treatment for chronic pain in young people. Cognitive fusion is a key concept of ACT that is hypothesized to contribute to distress and suffering. In this study, we sought to: (1) test hypothesized associations between cognitive fusion and pain intensity, disability, and(More)
Hypnosis is known to be effective in the treatment of pediatric pain. To better understand which strategies might be most useful, more knowledge is needed regarding the strategies that are actually used by experienced clinicians and the factors that influence their use. To address this knowledge gap, 35 health care professionals completed an online survey(More)
There are many different instruments for assessing pain intensity in children, but the agreement between them is unclear. The aims of this study were to determine the 1-dimensionality of 4 widely used self-report scales for measuring the intensity of pediatric pain, and the agreement between them. A sample of 126 school children between 6 and 8 years of age(More)