Catastrophizing and depression are the main predictors for pain in patients with CFS
We studied the role of several psychosocial determinants of chronic pain in CFS patients. Pain catastrophizing, depression, kinesiophobia and several passive coping styles were related to pain, but catastrophizing and depression were the main predictors for pain measured at the same time and measured 6 to 12 months later in patients with CFS with chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain. Depression and catastrophizing were able to predict 23% of the pain variance 6 to 12 months later.
Catastrophizing and depression are the main predictors for pain in chronic fatigue syndrome
Role of psychological aspects in both chronic pain and in daily functioning in chronic fatigue syndrome: a prospective longitudinal study
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