The causal status of pain catastrophizing: an experimental test with healthy participants

@article{Severeijns2005TheCS,
  title={The causal status of pain catastrophizing: an experimental test with healthy participants},
  author={R. Severeijns and M. Hout and J. Vlaeyen},
  journal={European Journal of Pain},
  year={2005},
  volume={9}
}
In the current study we report findings on the effects of experimentally induced catastrophizing about pain on expected pain, experienced pain and escape/avoidance behavior during a cold pressor task in a sample of healthy participants. It was hypothesized that increasing the level of catastrophizing would result in a higher level of expected pain, a higher level of experienced pain, and a shorter duration of ice‐water immersion. Also, it was hypothesized that these relations might be stronger… Expand

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