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Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS)

Sullivan MJ

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Basic description

Developed in 1995

Authors

Sullivan MJ

Copyright
Copyright © 1995 Michael JL Sullivan. All right reserved
Objective
To assess the state of mind of patients in pain through a comprehensive evaluation instrument that encompasses the different perspectives on catastrophizing.
Therapeutic area
  • Generic
Therapeutic indication

All

Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • pro PRO
Original language(s)
  • English for Canada
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Sullivan MJL, Bishop SR and Pivik J. The Pain Catastrophizing Scale: development and validation. Psychological assessment. 1995;7(4):524-532 (Full text)


Contact and conditions of use

Authors

Sullivan MJ

Professor of Psychology, Medicine, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Neurology and Neurosurgery
Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Health
Department of Psychology
McGill University
1205 Docteur Penfield
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1B1
Canada
Tel: +1 (514)514 398 5677
Fax: +1 (514)514 398 4896
Email:michael.sullivan@mcgill.ca

Administrative Assistant:

Chantale Bousquet
Department of Psychology
McGill University
2001 McGill College, Room 705
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1G1
Canada
Tel: +1 (514) 398 6127
Email: Chantale.Bousquet@McGill.ca

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Languages

Original language(s)

  • English for Canada

Translations

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PCS

Afrikaans for South Africa*
Bulgarian for Bulgaria*
Chinese
Czech for Czech Republic*
Danish for Denmark*
Dutch for Belgium (Flemish)*
Dutch for the Netherlands*
English for Australia*
English for New Zealand*
English for South Africa*
English for the UK*
English for the USA*
Finnish for Finland
French for Belgium*
French for Canada
French for France*
Georgian for Georgia*
German for Austria*
German for Germany*
Hebrew
Hebrew for Israel
Hindi for India
Hungarian for Hungary*
Icelandic for Iceland
Italian for Italy
Korean for South Korea*
Latvian for Latvia*
Lithuanian for Lithuania*
Malay for Malaysia
Mandarin for China
Nepali for Nepal
Polish for Poland*
Portuguese for Brazil
Portuguese for Portugal
Russian for Latvia*
Russian for Lithuania*
Russian for Russia*
Russian for Ukraine*
Serbian for Serbia*
Slovak for Slovakia*
Slovenian for Slovenia
Spanish for Spain*
Spanish for the USA*
Swedish for Sweden
Turkish for Turkey
Ukrainian for Ukraine*
Urdu
Urdu for Pakistan*
* Performed by Mapi

BiblioPRO: you can find information about the Spanish version here - puede encontrar información sobre la versión española aqui

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More information on translations

Bibliographic references of the translations:

Catalan

Miró J, Nieto R, Huguet A. The Catalan version of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale: a useful instrument to assess catastrophic thinking in whiplash patients. J Pain. 2008 May;9(5):397-406

Spanish

García Campayo J, Rodero B, Alda M, Sobradiel N, Montero J, Moreno S. [Validation of the Spanish version of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale in fibromyalgia]. Med Clin (Barc). 2008 Oct 18;131(13):487-92 [Article in Spanish]

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