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Protocol - Pain Catastrophizing - Adult

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Description

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.

Specific Instructions

The Pain Catastrophizing Scale is copyrighted and can be requested via ePROVIDE to the Mapi Research Trust at eprovide.mapi-trust.org/

Protocol

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.

Availability

Limited Availability

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire

Lifestage

Adult

Participants

Adults aged 18 years and older

Selection Rationale

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.

Language

English, French

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
caDSR Common Data Elements (CDE) Pain Catastrophizing Scale Assessment Score   7997172 CDE Browser
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

Not Applicable

Protocol Name from Source

Pain Catastrophizing Scale

Source

Sullivan, M.J., Bishop, S.R., & Pivik, J. (1995). The pain catastrophizing scale: Development and validation. Psychological Assessment 7(4), 524-532

General References

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

Protocol ID

860201

Variables
Export Variables
Variable Name Variable IDVariable DescriptiondbGaP Mapping
Pain
Measure Name

Pain Catastrophizing

Release Date

May 18, 2022

Definition

Pain catastrophizing is an amplified negative experience of pain including ruminating on the pain, magnifying the pain, and feelings of helplessness about the experience.

Purpose

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.  

Keywords

Pain, catastrophizing, sickle cell disease, SCD, quality of life, helplessness, rumination, magnification of pain, pain experience

Measure Protocols
Protocol ID Protocol Name
860201 Pain Catastrophizing - Adult
860202 Pain Catastrophizing - Child
860203 Pain Catastrophizing - Parent Proxy
Publications

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