Predictors of pain catastrophizing in women with rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Predictors of pain catastrophizing in women with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Vaughn G. Sinclair},
  journal={Archives of psychiatric nursing},
  volume={15 6},
Catastrophizing has been conceptualized as an appraisal, a cognitive distortion, and a coping mechanism in the psychosocial literature. Regardless of its conceptualization, catastrophizing has been associated with negative psychological and physical outcomes in numerous studies, including our intervention study with 90 women with rheumatoid arthritis. Because of catastrophizing's robust relationship with negative outcomes, predictors of catastrophizing as a pain coping behavior were… CONTINUE READING