Protocol - Pain Catastrophizing - Adult
The Pain Catastrophizing Scale includes 13 items that measure heightened negative cognitive and affective pain responses. Each item is rated on a 5-point Likert style scale from 0 (not at all) to 4 (all the time) with higher scores indicating more catastrophizing. A total score for the Pain Catastrophizing Scale can be calculated as the average of all responses. This protocol was validated in individuals aged 18 years and older.
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Pain Catastrophizing Scale
The Pain Catastrophizing Scale includes 13 items that measure heightened negative cognitive and affective pain responses. Each item is rated on a 5-point Likert style scale from 0 (not at all) to 4 (all the time) with higher scores indicating more catastrophizing. A total score for the Pain Catastrophizing Scale can be calculated as the average of all responses.
Personnel and Training Required
|Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection||No|
|Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual||No|
Mode of Administration
Adults aged 18 years and older
The Pain Catastrophizing scale is a brief, reliable, and valid self-administered questionnaire that is broadly applicable to catastrophizing in both clinical and general populations.
English, Other languages available at source
Process and Review
Protocol Name from Source
Pain Catastrophizing Scale
Sullivan, M.J., Bishop, S.R., & Pivik, J. (1995). The pain catastrophizing scale: Development and validation. Psychological Assessment 7(4), 524-532
Mathur, V. A., Kiley, K. B., Carroll, C. P., Edwards, R. R., Lanzkron, S., Haythornthwaite, J. A., & Campbell, C. M. (2016). Disease-related, nondisease-related, and situational catastrophizing in sickle cell disease and its relationship with pain. Journal of Pain, 17(11), 1227-1236
Quartana, P. J., Buenaver, L. F., Edwards, R. R., Klick, B., Haythornthwaite, J. A., & Smith, M. T. (2010). Pain catastrophizing and salivary cortisol responses to laboratory pain testing in temporomandibular disorder and healthy participants. Journal of Pain, 11(2), 186-194
|Variable Name||Variable ID||Variable Description||dbGaP Mapping|
May 18, 2022
Pain catastrophizing is an amplified negative experience of pain including ruminating on the pain, magnifying the pain, and feelings of helplessness about the experience.
Pain catastrophizing is associated with poor pain outcomes, including an increase in pain sensitivity, greater use of opioids, longer hospital stays, and increased health care utilization. Individuals with sickle cell disease report higher levels of pain catastrophizing when compared with other chronic conditions such as arthritis and back pain.
pain catastrophizing - adult, pain, catastrophizing, sickle cell disease, SCD, quality of life, helplessness, rumination, magnification of pain, pain experience
|Protocol ID||Protocol Name|
|860201||Pain Catastrophizing - Adult|
|860202||Pain Catastrophizing - Child|
|860203||Pain Catastrophizing - Parent Proxy|
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