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Determining Pain Catastrophizing from Daily Pain App Assessment Data: Role of Computer-Based Classification

Persons with chronic pain typically report having ‘good and bad’ days with their pain, yet their condition can persist for years.10 Psychological models of chronic pain, such as the fear-avoidance model, demonstrate that the way people cognitively process their pain sensations is a strong determinant of their future pain-related behavior.34 Catastrophizing is a central variable in the fear-avoidance model that accounts for 7–31% of the variance in pain severity.54 In addition, pain catastrophizing creates maladaptive pain cognitions that can be a risk factor for developing depression, disability, and higher pain intensity.

Determining Pain Catastrophizing from Daily Pain App Assessment Data: Role of Computer-Based Classification

Orginally Published At: Pain Journal

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