Dimensional and componential structure of a hierarchical organization of pain-related anxiety constructs.

@article{Vancleef2009DimensionalAC,
  title={Dimensional and componential structure of a hierarchical organization of pain-related anxiety constructs.},
  author={Linda M. G. Vancleef and Johan W. S. Vlaeyen and Madelon M L Peters},
  journal={Psychological assessment},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={340-51}
}
Research has identified several anxiety and fear constructs that contribute directly or indirectly to the chronic course of pain. One way to gain insight into the frequently observed interrelations between these constructs may be by conceptualizing them within a hierarchical structure. In this structure, general and specific constructs are proposed at different levels of a hierarchical tree. The present study sought to find evidence for this idea by exploring the dimensional and componential… CONTINUE READING