Faculty Publications

Title

The Pain Anxiety Symptoms Scale: Psychometric properties in a community sample

Document Type

Article

Keywords

anxiety, confirmatory factor analyses, pain, Pain Anxiety Symptoms Scale

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Behavioral Medicine

Volume

17

Issue

5

First Page

511

Last Page

522

Abstract

This study investigated the factor structure and psychometric properties of the Pain Anxiety Symptoms Scale (PASS). The PASS assesses four components of pain-related anxiety: cognitive, fear, escapelavoidance, and physiological. Confirmatory factor analyses provided support for both the one-factor and the four-factor structures reported for samples of clinic-referred pain patients. The alpha coefficients were high for the PASS subscales. Significant gender differences were obtained on the PASS total and subscale scores. Convergent and divergent validity estimates of the PASS were also assessed. Results may be used to evaluate the responses of clinic-referred pain patients. © 1994 Plenum Publishing Corporation.

Original Publication Date

10-1-1994

DOI of published version

10.1007/BF01857923

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