Rubén Nieto

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This paper describes the development and preliminary validation of a self-administered instrument designed to measure parents/caregivers' responses to children's pain episodes. For empirical validation purposes, a 60-item inventory was answered by 401 adults whose children's ages ranged from 6 to 16 years (mean=10.44, and SD=2.25 years). Factor structure(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE To analyze the psychometric properties of the neck disability index (NDI), with a special emphasis in its factor structure, and its usefulness, in a sample of patients suffering from a subacute whiplash problem. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA A valid and reliable instrument to assess pain-related disability(More)
The purpose of this study was to establish consensus on what factors might predict chronic pain and disability in whiplash injuries following motor vehicle collisions. A Delphi poll involving two rounds of data collection was used as a way to reach consensus among participating experts. Participating experts identified several physical, historical,(More)
The aim of this work was to study whether fear of movement, and pain catastrophizing predict pain related-disability and depression in sub-acute whiplash patients. Moreover, we wanted to test if fear of movement is a mediator in the relation between catastrophizing and pain-related disability/depression as has been suggested by the fear-avoidance model(More)
Although information is available about the prevalence of pain in older adults in Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian countries, very little is known about older adults in other parts of the world. This study reports the prevalence of pain in a randomly selected sample of older adults living in the Mediterranean region of Catalonia. Besides studying the existence(More)
UNLABELLED The main aims of this work were to test the psychometric properties of the Catalan version of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) and to assess the usefulness of the scale when used with whiplash patients. This article reports results from 2 complementary studies. In the first one, the PCS was administered to 280 students and 146 chronic pain(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To explore the quality of life and mental health of caregivers of children with cerebral palsy and to examine the impact of self-efficacy and coping strategies on these outcomes. BACKGROUND Few studies analyse the impact of caring for a child with cerebral palsy on the caregivers' quality of life besides mental health. Also, less(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to establish consensus on the factors that predict chronic pediatric pain and pain-related disability. A Delphi poll involving 2 rounds of data collection was used as a way to reach consensus among professionals with a specific interest in chronic pain in children and adolescents. Factors that had the greatest(More)
PURPOSE The aim is to study how pain coping strategies and catastrophising are related to disability and depression in patients with whiplash-associated disorders (WAD). Specifically, we wanted to test if they are independent predictive variables, after controlling for pain severity, sociodemographic and crash-related variables. METHODS A convenience(More)
UNLABELLED The main objective of this research was to determine the initial psychometric properties of the Spanish Version of the Faces Pain Scale-Revised (FPS-R) as a measure of pain intensity for use with the elderly. To assess the scaling properties, validity, and reliability of the FPS-R, a total sample of 177 subjects aged 65 years or older(More)