Development of the Italian version of the Pain Catastrophising Scale (PCS-I): cross-cultural adaptation, factor analysis, reliability, validity and sensitivity to change

@article{Monticone2011DevelopmentOT,
  title={Development of the Italian version of the Pain Catastrophising Scale (PCS-I): cross-cultural adaptation, factor analysis, reliability, validity and sensitivity to change},
  author={Marco Monticone and Paola Baiardi and Silvano Ferrari and Calogero Foti and Raffaele Mugnai and Paolo Pillastrini and Barbara Rocca and Carla Vanti},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={1045-1050}
}
The aim of this study was to create an Italian version of the Pain Catastrophising Scale (PCS-I) and evaluate its psychometric properties in a sample with chronic low back pain. The PCS was culturally adapted in accordance with international standards. The psychometric testing included factor analysis, reliability by internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha) and test–retest repeatability (intraclass coefficient correlations), and concurrent validity by comparing the PCS-I with a numerical rating… CONTINUE READING
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