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Anxiety sensitivity and catastrophizing: associations with pain and somatization in non-clinical children

journal contribution
posted on 01.11.2009, 00:00 authored by J C I Tsao, L B Allen, Subhadra EvansSubhadra Evans, Q Lu, C D Myers, L K Zeltzer
This study examined the relationships among anxiety sensitivity (AS), catastrophizing, somatization and pain in 240 non-clinical children (121 girls; mean age = 12.7 years). Children with pain problems (n = 81; 33.8%) reported greater AS and catastrophizing (ps < .01) relative to children without pain problems. AS but not catastrophizing was significantly associated with current pain. However, both AS and catastrophizing were significantly associated with somatization. AS and catastrophizing represent related but partially distinct cognitive constructs that may be targeted by interventions aimed at alleviating pain and somatization in children.

History

Journal

Journal of health psychology

Volume

14

Issue

8

Pagination

1085 - 1094

Publisher

Sage Publications

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

1359-1053

eISSN

1461-7277

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2009, SAGE Publications