Path model of psychological antecedents to pain experience: experimental and clinical findings.

@article{Sullivan2004PathMO,
  title={Path model of psychological antecedents to pain experience: experimental and clinical findings.},
  author={Michael L Sullivan and Beverly Thorn and Wendy M. Rodgers and Leigh C. Ward},
  journal={The Clinical journal of pain},
  year={2004},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={164-73}
}
OBJECTIVES Two studies are described addressing how anxiety, fear of pain, and catastrophizing impact on pain experience. METHODS In study 1, 66 undergraduates (34 men, 32 women) completed measures of state and trait anxiety, fear of pain, and catastrophizing prior to participating in a cold pressor procedure. In study 2, 60 undergraduates (30 men, 30 women) completed the same measures and participated in dental hygiene treatment and rated the pain they experienced during a scaling procedure… CONTINUE READING

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