Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the pain catastrophizing scale.

@article{Sehn2012CrossculturalAA,
  title={Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the pain catastrophizing scale.},
  author={Francislea Cristina Sehn and Eduardo Chachamovich and Liliane Pinto Vidor and Letizzia Dall-{\'A}gnol and Izabel Cristina Cust{\'o}dio de Souza and Iraci da Silva Lucena Torres and Felipe Fregni and Wolnei Caumo},
  journal={Pain medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={13 11},
  pages={1425-35}
}
OBJECTIVE Catastrophizing is a maladaptive response to pain and is one of the factors that contribute to the chronicity of some pain syndromes. The Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) assists both treatment planning and outcome assessment. Its use is limited in Portuguese-speaking countries because of the lack of a validated translated version. We conducted the validation of the Brazilian Portuguese (BP)-PCS and explored its psychometric properties. This study reports the internal consistency… CONTINUE READING
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