Collections > Scholarly Posters and Presentations > Catastrophizing: a Strong Predictor of Pain and Treatment Outcomes among Women with Chronic Pelvic Pain

Background: Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) in women causes significant disability and distress. Like other chronic pain conditions, psychosocial variables likely play as key a role in the development and maintenance of CPP as physiological ones. The purposes of this study were to determine the predictors of pain and to specifically examine to effect of catastrophizing on pain reports. Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the predictors of pain improvement among women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP).