Pain Catastrophizing Scale

Everyone experiences painful situations at some point in their lives. What we would like to know are your feelings about your pain. Please select one option from each of the questions below describing how you feel when you are in pain


When I am in pain...

1. I worry all the time about whether the pain will end
2. I feel I can't go on
3. It's terrible and I think it's never going to get better
4. It's awful and I feel it overwhelms me
5. I feel I can't stand it anymore
6. I become afraid the the pain will get worse
7. I keep thinking of other painful events
8. I anxiously want the pain to go away
9. I can't seem to keep it out of my mind
10. I keep thinking about how much it hurts
11. I keep thinking about how badly I want the pain to stop
12. There's nothing I can do to reduce the intensity of the pain
13. I wonder if something serious may happen
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