Children's catastrophic thinking about their pain predicts pain and disability 6 months later.

@article{Vervoort2010ChildrensCT,
  title={Children's catastrophic thinking about their pain predicts pain and disability 6 months later.},
  author={Tine Vervoort and Christopher Eccleston and Liesbet Goubert and Ann Buysse and Geert Crombez},
  journal={European journal of pain},
  year={2010},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={90-6}
}
Catastrophic thinking about pain has been identified as an important determinant of adjustment to pain, in both adults and children. No study has investigated the prospective and unique role of catastrophizing in explaining later pain and disability in children. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prospective roles of catastrophic thinking about pain, pain intensity, and trait anxiety and their putative relationship with pain and disability tested 6 months later. Participants… CONTINUE READING

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