Ezio Sanavio

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The Italian version of the McGill Pain Questionnaire (MPQ) is presented. Unlike Melzack's version, it was developed by employing 3 groups of normal subjects, excluding physicians or patients suffering from chronic pain. The verbal scale of pain intensity was obtained by 78 descriptors which form the semantic key and their rank values within each subclass(More)
The Fear Survey Schedule-III (FSS-III) was administered to a total of 5491 students in Australia, East Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Spain, Sweden, and Venezuela, and submitted to the multiple group method of confirmatory analysis (MGM) in order to determine the cross-national dimensional constancy of the five-factor(More)
Fifty-four individuals with a high degree of religiosity, 47 with a medium degree of religiosity and 64 with low religiosity completed anonymously the Italian versions of well-established measures of obsessive-compulsive (OC) cognitions and symptoms, depression and anxiety. After controlling for anxiety and depression, religious groups scored higher than(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study is an investigation of the psychometric characteristics of the Italian translation of the Multidimensional Pain Inventory and a comparison with the American, German, Swedish and Dutch versions of the MPI. METHOD The Italian translation of the MPI was administered together with Melzack McGill Pain Inventory, Beck Depression(More)
We studied factors associated with treatment adherence in 88 male and 21 female adults (age range, 24-65 years) with HIV infection undergoing therapy with HIV-1 protease inhibitors (PIs) in Italy. Data on sociodemographic variables, clinical and psychological symptoms, treatment compliance, physician/patient relationship, and psychosocial characteristics(More)
Forty-three individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), 17 with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and 50 non-clinical controls (SC), completed the Italian versions of the Obsessive Beliefs Questionnaire (OBQ) and the Interpretations of Intrusions Inventory (III), along with measures of obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptoms, depression, anxiety and(More)
The cognitive model of OCD proposes that certain beliefs may contribute to the development and maintenance of this disorder. To date, however, it is not yet clear which beliefs are more relevant for explaining OCD symptomatology; moreover, their causal status is yet to be clearly established. In the effort to identify other constructs and processes related(More)
BACKGROUND This study investigated and compared implicit and explicit memory biases in anxiety, depression and mixed anxiety-depression. METHOD Outpatients who were either depressed only (n=18), anxious only (n=18) or mixed (anxious and depressed) (n=18) were compared to normal controls (n=18) on self-report measures and typical experimental tasks(More)