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dc.contributor.authorTripp, Dean Andrew.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-21T12:33:44Z
dc.date.available2014-10-21T12:33:44Z
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.otherAAINQ66679en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/55811
dc.descriptionThis research examined the scale validation and clinical application of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) in athletes. The aim of Study 1 was to test for factorial invariance between an athletic and non-athletic population for the PCS (i.e., Helplessness, Rumination, & Magnification). Participants completed the PCS and a sport/activity questionnaire. The PCS was shown to be statistically invariant across athletic and non-athletic samples. The purpose of Study 2 was to examine the PCS in predicting athletes' pain responses with experimental pain. Participants completed the PCS and a cold-water immersion task (2--4°C) for one minute, providing verbal pain ratings. Athletes reported less pain than non-athletes, men reported less pain than women, and catastrophizing significantly predicted pain for athletes. These findings suggest that athletes who catastrophize about pain will experience greater pain. Study 3 examined the relation between pain, pain catastrophizing, and functional disability in a sample of athletes following knee surgery in a prospective design. Catastrophizing was associated with greater post-op pain, Rumination was the lone significant psychological predictor of pain at 24 and 48-hours post-op, and Helplessness was the lone predictor of pain while resting at the 8-weeks post-op. Catastrophizing was not a predictor of disability but at 24-hours post-op predicted pain at 48-hours, and 48-hour catastrophizing predicted disability at 8-weeks post-op. These findings suggest that catastrophizing is a significant factor in pain for athletes following ACL surgery. Studies 1,2,3 show that catastrophizing is a significant factor in pain for athletes in experimental and clinical situations.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Dalhousie University (Canada), 2001.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherDalhousie Universityen_US
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dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Recreation.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Clinical.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Psychometrics.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Physiological.en_US
dc.titlePain catastrophizing in athletic individuals: Scale validation and clinical application.en_US
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dc.contributor.degreePh.D.en_US
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