Preoperative Anxiety and Catastrophizing: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the Association With Chronic Postsurgical Pain

@article{Theunissen2012PreoperativeAA,
  title={Preoperative Anxiety and Catastrophizing: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the Association With Chronic Postsurgical Pain},
  author={Maurice Theunissen and Madelon L. Peters and Julie Bruce and H F Gramke and Marco A. E. Marcus},
  journal={The Clinical Journal oF Pain},
  year={2012},
  volume={28},
  pages={819–841}
}
Objectives:Anxiety and pain catastrophizing predict acute postoperative pain. However, it is not well established whether they also predict chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP). The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to investigate whether high levels of preoperative anxiety or pain catastrophizing are associated with an increased risk of CPSP. Methods:Electronic search databases included PubMed and PsychINFO. Additional literature was obtained by reference tracking and expert… 

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