G Crombez

Summary

Affiliation: Ghent University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi Exposure to physical movements in low back pain patients: restricted effects of generalization
    Geert Crombez
    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    Health Psychol 21:573-8. 2002
  2. ncbi Hypervigilance to pain in fibromyalgia: the mediating role of pain intensity and catastrophic thinking about pain
    Geert Crombez
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Clin J Pain 20:98-102. 2004
  3. ncbi The effects of catastrophic thinking about pain on attentional interference by pain: no mediation of negative affectivity in healthy volunteers and in patients with low back pain
    G Crombez
    Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Pain Res Manag 7:31-9. 2002
  4. ncbi The emotional stroop task and chronic pain: what is threatening for chronic pain sufferers?
    G Crombez
    Department of Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Eur J Pain 4:37-44. 2000
  5. ncbi Attention to chronic pain is dependent upon pain-related fear
    G Crombez
    Department of Psychology, University of Gent, Belgium
    J Psychosom Res 47:403-10. 1999
  6. ncbi Pain-related fear is more disabling than pain itself: evidence on the role of pain-related fear in chronic back pain disability
    G Crombez
    Vakgroep Gedragstherapie en Psychologische Begeleiding, Universiteit te Gent, Belgium
    Pain 80:329-39. 1999
  7. ncbi The child version of the pain catastrophizing scale (PCS-C): a preliminary validation
    Geert Crombez
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 104:639-46. 2003
  8. doi Keeping pain out of your mind: the role of attentional set in pain
    D M L Van Ryckeghem
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Eur J Pain 17:402-11. 2013
  9. doi The relationship between high catastrophizing children's facial display of pain and parental judgment of their child's pain
    T Vervoort
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 142:142-8. 2009
  10. ncbi The role of neuroticism, pain catastrophizing and pain-related fear in vigilance to pain: a structural equations approach
    Liesbet Goubert
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 107:234-41. 2004

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Publications97

  1. ncbi Exposure to physical movements in low back pain patients: restricted effects of generalization
    Geert Crombez
    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    Health Psychol 21:573-8. 2002
    ..Low pain catastrophizers did not overpredict pain. There were no effects of exposure on perceived harm. Exposure may profitably be conceived of as the learning of exceptions to a general rule...
  2. ncbi Hypervigilance to pain in fibromyalgia: the mediating role of pain intensity and catastrophic thinking about pain
    Geert Crombez
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Clin J Pain 20:98-102. 2004
    ..To investigate the mediating role of pain intensity, catastrophic thinking about pain, and negative affectivity in explaining enhanced attention for pain in patients with fibromyalgia...
  3. ncbi The effects of catastrophic thinking about pain on attentional interference by pain: no mediation of negative affectivity in healthy volunteers and in patients with low back pain
    G Crombez
    Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Pain Res Manag 7:31-9. 2002
    ..Previous studies have shown that catastrophic thinking about pain enhances attentional interference in healthy volunteers...
  4. ncbi The emotional stroop task and chronic pain: what is threatening for chronic pain sufferers?
    G Crombez
    Department of Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Eur J Pain 4:37-44. 2000
    ..No other attentional effects were found. The results are discussed in terms of possible reasons for the difficulty of demonstrating attentional bias in chronic pain patients...
  5. ncbi Attention to chronic pain is dependent upon pain-related fear
    G Crombez
    Department of Psychology, University of Gent, Belgium
    J Psychosom Res 47:403-10. 1999
    ..These results are discussed in terms of how pain-related fear creates a hypervigilance to pain...
  6. ncbi Pain-related fear is more disabling than pain itself: evidence on the role of pain-related fear in chronic back pain disability
    G Crombez
    Vakgroep Gedragstherapie en Psychologische Begeleiding, Universiteit te Gent, Belgium
    Pain 80:329-39. 1999
    ..Implications for chronic back pain assessment, prevention and treatment are discussed...
  7. ncbi The child version of the pain catastrophizing scale (PCS-C): a preliminary validation
    Geert Crombez
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 104:639-46. 2003
    ..The function of pain catastrophizing is discussed in terms of the facilitation of escape from pain, and of the communication of distress to significant others...
  8. doi Keeping pain out of your mind: the role of attentional set in pain
    D M L Van Ryckeghem
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Eur J Pain 17:402-11. 2013
    ..In this paper, we investigated the effect of attentional set (i.e., the collection of task-related features that a person is monitoring in order to successfully pursue a goal) on pain...
  9. doi The relationship between high catastrophizing children's facial display of pain and parental judgment of their child's pain
    T Vervoort
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 142:142-8. 2009
    ..The implications of the findings are discussed in terms of the importance of assessing different dimensions of pain encoded in expression, different types of pain expression, and its differential effects upon others...
  10. ncbi The role of neuroticism, pain catastrophizing and pain-related fear in vigilance to pain: a structural equations approach
    Liesbet Goubert
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 107:234-41. 2004
    ..Neuroticism is best conceived of as a vulnerability factor; it lowers the threshold at which pain is perceived as threatening, and at which catastrophic thoughts about pain emerge...
  11. doi Expressive dimensions of pain catastrophizing: An observational study in adolescents with chronic pain
    T Vervoort
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 146:170-6. 2009
    ..The results are discussed in terms of the processes linking (1) catastrophizing to communicative pain behaviours and (2) pain to pain-related protective behaviours...
  12. doi Catastrophizing about their children's pain is related to higher parent-child congruency in pain ratings: an experimental investigation
    L Goubert
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Pain 13:196-201. 2009
    ..The discussion addresses the possible functions of catastrophizing of parents about their children's pain, and delineates avenues for future research...
  13. doi Children's catastrophic thinking about their pain predicts pain and disability 6 months later
    T Vervoort
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Pain 14:90-6. 2010
    ..The findings are discussed in terms of potential mechanisms through which catastrophizing might exert its negative impact upon pain and disability outcomes in children...
  14. ncbi Child's and parents' catastrophizing about pain is associated with procedural fear in children: a study in children with diabetes and their mothers
    T Vervoort
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Psychol Rep 109:879-95. 2011
    ..Further investigation of the mechanisms relating catastrophizing to deleterious outcomes is warranted...
  15. ncbi Habituation and the interference of pain with task performance
    G Crombez
    Department of Psychology, Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, Belgium
    Pain 70:149-54. 1997
    ..Finally, results clearly showed a more prolonged processing time of the tones during pain trials than during control trials. These results are discussed in terms of cognitive theories of habituation...
  16. ncbi Pain draws visual attention to its location: experimental evidence for a threat-related bias
    Stefaan Van Damme
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Pain 8:976-82. 2007
    ..This indicates that threatening pain prioritizes the processing of visual information at its location, even if the pain is irrelevant for the upcoming visual event...
  17. ncbi Acceptance of the unpleasant reality of chronic pain: effects upon attention to pain and engagement with daily activities
    Ilse Viane
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 112:282-8. 2004
    ..Results are discussed in terms of how a positive life despite pain may be preserved by a flexible adjustment of personal goals to current limitations and adversities...
  18. doi Is visual dominance modulated by the threat value of visual and auditory stimuli?
    Stefaan Van Damme
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Exp Brain Res 193:197-204. 2009
    ..These findings are discussed in terms of the role that attention and arousal play in the dominance of vision over audition...
  19. doi The impact of parental gender, catastrophizing and situational threat upon parental behaviour to child pain: a vignette study
    L Goubert
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Eur J Pain 16:1176-84. 2012
    ..This study examined which parents report to be solicitous or discouraging in response to their child's pain, and when they do so...
  20. ncbi When somatic information threatens, catastrophic thinking enhances attentional interference
    G Crombez
    Department of Psychology, Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, Belgium
    Pain 75:187-98. 1998
    ..Again, catastrophizers had marked interference immediately after onset. The results are discussed in terms of how catastrophizing amplifies somatosensory information and primes fear mechanisms...
  21. doi The effects of parental presence upon the facial expression of pain: the moderating role of child pain catastrophizing
    T Vervoort
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 138:277-85. 2008
    ..Results are discussed in terms of the social consequences of pain catastrophizing, and the variables contributing to the expression or suppression of pain display in children and its impact upon others...
  22. ncbi Expressive dimensions of pain catastrophizing: a comparative analysis of school children and children with clinical pain
    T Vervoort
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 134:59-68. 2008
    ..Findings are discussed in terms of the possible functions and effects upon others of pain catastrophizing and associated categories of pain behaviour...
  23. ncbi Distraction from chronic pain during a pain-inducing activity is associated with greater post-activity pain
    Liesbet Goubert
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Pain 110:220-7. 2004
    ..Clinical implications of these findings are discussed...
  24. ncbi Cognitive-motivational determinants of fat food consumption in overweight and obese youngsters: the implicit association between fat food and arousal
    Mietje Craeynest
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 39:354-68. 2008
    ..No differences were found between the groups, nor between the positive and the negative arousal task. These results are related to cognitive-motivational theories of fat food intake...
  25. ncbi Parental catastrophizing about their child's pain. The parent version of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS-P): a preliminary validation
    Liesbet Goubert
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Pain 123:254-63. 2006
    ....
  26. ncbi Impaired disengagement from threatening cues of impending pain in a crossmodal cueing paradigm
    Stefaan Van Damme
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Pain 8:227-36. 2004
    ..Our findings provide further evidence that pain cues demand attention, particularly resulting in impaired disengagement...
  27. ncbi Negative affect, respiratory reactivity, and somatic complaints in a CO2 enriched air inhalation paradigm
    K Stegen
    Department of Psychology, University of Leuven, Belgium
    Biol Psychol 49:109-22. 1998
    ..The pattern of results suggests that experimental inductions of complaints may largely wipe out NA-related differences in attentional/interpretative processes that may mediate the NA complaints link...
  28. ncbi Explicit and implicit attitudes towards food and physical activity in childhood obesity
    Mietje Craeynest
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Behav Res Ther 43:1111-20. 2005
    ..Children and adolescents with obesity had a more pronounced positive implicit attitude towards food in general. The relevance of these findings in terms of prevention, treatment and further research is discussed...
  29. ncbi Components of attentional bias to threat in high trait anxiety: Facilitated engagement, impaired disengagement, and attentional avoidance
    Ernst H W Koster
    Department of Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Behav Res Ther 44:1757-71. 2006
    ..These data provide evidence for differential patterns of anxiety-related biases in attentive processing of threat at early versus later stages of information processing...
  30. doi Measuring attentional bias to threat in children and adolescents: a matter of speed?
    Stefaan Van Damme
    Department of Clinical Experimental and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 40:344-51. 2009
    ..Methodological implications for measuring attentional bias in young age groups are discussed...
  31. ncbi Adolescent chronic pain: patterns and predictors of emotional distress in adolescents with chronic pain and their parents
    Christopher Eccleston
    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 108:221-9. 2004
    ..It is argued that adolescent emotional coping may best be understood within a relational context of seeking emotional support...
  32. ncbi Fear-conditioned cues of impending pain facilitate attentional engagement
    Stefaan Van Damme
    Department of Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Neurophysiol Clin 34:33-9. 2004
    ..In order to identify the attentional components involved in the selection of pain signals over competing demands, we used an emotional modification of an exogenous cueing task...
  33. ncbi Selective attention to threat in the dot probe paradigm: differentiating vigilance and difficulty to disengage
    Ernst H W Koster
    Department of Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Behav Res Ther 42:1183-92. 2004
    ..It was found that the dot probe effects are at least partially due to disengagement effects. The implications of these results for the understanding of attentional bias in normal and anxious individuals are discussed...
  34. ncbi Effects of distraction on treadmill running time in severely obese children and adolescents
    I De Bourdeaudhuij
    Ghent University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 26:1023-9. 2002
    ....
  35. ncbi [Anxiety in the dental office: theoretical aspects and treatment strategies]
    E Koster
    Vakgroep Experimenteel Klinische en Gezondheidspsychologie, Faculteit Psychologische en Pedagogische Wetenschappen Universiteit Gent, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Gent
    Rev Belge Med Dent (1984) 58:77-87. 2003
    ..From this model several interventions are presented that can be used to treat moderately anxious patients and pathological dental fear. The effects of these treatments are discussed...
  36. ncbi Worrying about chronic pain. An examination of worry and problem solving in adults who identify as chronic pain sufferers
    Petra De Vlieger
    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    Pain 120:138-44. 2006
    ..The results are discussed within a context of a model of worry and chronic pain, in which worry about chronic pain may be functioning to promote awareness of an insoluble problem...
  37. ncbi A confirmatory factor analysis of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale: invariant factor structure across clinical and non-clinical populations
    Stefaan Van Damme
    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 96:319-24. 2002
    ....
  38. ncbi Finding a solution to the problem of pain: conceptual formulation and the development of the Pain Solutions Questionnaire (PaSol)
    Petra De Vlieger
    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    Pain 123:285-93. 2006
    ..Results are discussed in terms of how a persistence in assimilative coping, even though the pain problem is insoluble, may increase hypervigilance, catastrophizing, distress and disability...
  39. ncbi Do children with obesity implicitly identify with sedentariness and fat food?
    Mietje Craeynest
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 37:347-57. 2006
    ..Results revealed a marked group difference on the implicit identification with food: Only youngsters without obesity identified themselves more with non-fat food than with fat food...
  40. ncbi Exposure to physical movement in chronic back pain patients: no evidence for generalization across different movements
    Liesbet Goubert
    Faculty of Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Behav Res Ther 40:415-29. 2002
    ..Low pain catastrophizers did not overpredict pain. The results are discussed in terms of the view that exposure may be better conceived of as the learning of exceptions to a general rule...
  41. ncbi Hypervigilance to learned pain signals: a componential analysis
    Stefaan Van Damme
    Department of Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Pain 7:346-57. 2006
    ..We conclude that hypervilance to pain signals does not emerge as rapid initial shifting to the pain signal but rather as enhanced processing once it is detected. Theoretical and clinical implications of these findings are discussed...
  42. ncbi Attention for emotional faces under restricted awareness revisited: do emotional faces automatically attract attention?
    Ernst H W Koster
    Department of Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Emotion 7:285-95. 2007
    ..These data suggest that briefly presented emotional faces influence cognitive processing but do not automatically capture visual attention...
  43. ncbi Retarded disengagement from pain cues: the effects of pain catastrophizing and pain expectancy
    Stefaan Van Damme
    Department of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 100:111-8. 2002
    ..On examination it appeared that catastrophic thinking about pain may operate by a protection of the belief that the cue for pain is a valid one, despite experience to the contrary...
  44. ncbi Confirmatory factor analysis of the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia: invariant two-factor model across low back pain patients and fibromyalgia patients
    Liesbet Goubert
    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    Clin J Pain 20:103-10. 2004
    ....
  45. ncbi The reluctance to generalize corrective experiences in chronic low back pain patients: a questionnaire study of dysfunctional cognitions
    Liesbet Goubert
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Behav Res Ther 43:1055-67. 2005
    ..As predicted, pain catastrophizing and pain-related fear had a unique contribution in predicting the lack of generalization of corrective experiences, over and above sociodemogaphic variables, pain severity and pain duration...
  46. doi The role of motivation in distracting attention away from pain: an experimental study
    Katrien Verhoeven
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Pain 149:229-34. 2010
    ..We conclude that increasing the motivational relevance of the distraction task may increase the effects of distraction, especially for those who catastrophize about pain...
  47. ncbi Disengagement from pain: the role of catastrophic thinking about pain
    Stefaan Van Damme
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 107:70-6. 2004
    ..Our results provide further evidence that catastrophic thinking enhances the attentional demand of pain, particularly resulting in difficulty disengaging from pain. The clinical implications of these findings are discussed...
  48. ncbi Acceptance of pain is an independent predictor of mental well-being in patients with chronic pain: empirical evidence and reappraisal
    Ilse Viane
    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 106:65-72. 2003
    ..It is concluded that acceptance of chronic pain is best conceived of as the shift away from pain to non-pain aspects of life, and the shift away from a search for a cure with an acknowledgement that pain may not change...
  49. ncbi A simple and sensitive method to measure timing accuracy
    Armand De Clercq
    Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Behav Res Methods Instrum Comput 35:109-15. 2003
    ..It was found that in those applications that we investigated, INQUISIT measures reaction times from keyboard presses with millisecond accuracy...
  50. doi The role of implicit attitudes towards food and physical activity in the treatment of youth obesity
    Mietje Craeynest
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Eat Behav 9:41-51. 2008
    ..In contrast, some small effects were found for the change in implicit attitudes towards food and exercise. Several possible explanations are discussed...
  51. ncbi Avoidance behavior can function as a negative occasion setter
    Jan De Houwer
    Department of Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process 31:101-6. 2005
    ....
  52. ncbi Cognitive interference due to food cues in childhood obesity
    Caroline Braet
    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 32:32-9. 2003
    ..It is hypothesized that the observed bias in information processing reflects hypersensitivity for food cues, which can initiate or maintain dysfunctional eating behavior...
  53. ncbi Implicit attitude towards pictures of back-stressing activities in pain-free subjects and patients with low back pain: an affective priming study
    Liesbet Goubert
    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Pain 7:33-42. 2003
    ..The implications for the prevention of negative attitudes towards back-stressing activities in non-clinical and clinical samples are discussed...
  54. ncbi Is distraction less effective when pain is threatening? An experimental investigation with the cold pressor task
    Stefaan Van Damme
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Eur J Pain 12:60-7. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that caution is required in using distraction as a pain control strategy when the threat value is high, because fearful appraisal of pain is associated with less engagement in distraction tasks...
  55. pmc Vicarious pain while observing another in pain: an experimental approach
    S Vandenbroucke
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University Ghent, Belgium
    Front Hum Neurosci 7:265. 2013
    ..However, the prevalence of vicarious experiences of pain is low, and only a small percentage of participants display the phenomenon. It remains however unknown which variables affect its occurrence...
  56. ncbi The paradoxical effects of suppressing anxious thoughts during imminent threat
    Ernst H W Koster
    Department of Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Behav Res Ther 41:1113-20. 2003
    ..There was no effect upon thought duration. The results support the idea that suppression of anxiety-related thoughts may result in a paradoxical increase in anxiety, and may cause and/or maintain anxiety problems...
  57. doi Attentional bias to threat: a perceptual accuracy approach
    Stefaan Van Damme
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlann 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Emotion 8:820-7. 2008
    ..Engagement of attention was not affected by threat, as threat cues did not facilitate the processing of targets in valid trials. The findings are discussed in light of the strengths and limitations of spatial cueing tasks...
  58. ncbi Attempting to solve the problem of pain: a questionnaire study in acute and chronic pain patients
    Geert Crombez
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 137:556-63. 2008
    ..For chronic pain patients, catastrophic thinking about pain was greater when assimilative coping was higher. These results are discussed within the context of a goal directed motivational model of adaptation to chronic pain...
  59. ncbi Time-course of attention for threatening pictures in high and low trait anxiety
    Ernst H W Koster
    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Department of Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Behav Res Ther 43:1087-98. 2005
    ..For the 1250 ms condition, the HTA individuals attended away from high and mild threat pictures. The observed pattern of differential attention to threatening pictures may explain the persistence of fear in HTA individuals...
  60. doi Parental emotional responses to their child's pain: the role of dispositional empathy and catastrophizing about their child's pain
    Liesbet Goubert
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Pain 9:272-9. 2008
    ..The findings are discussed within recent models of empathy and pain, delineating possible relationships with parents' behavioral responses to their child's pain...
  61. ncbi Does imminent threat capture and hold attention?
    Ernst H W Koster
    Department of Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Emotion 4:312-7. 2004
    ..Response latencies showed that threatening cues captured and held attention. These results support recent views on attention to threat, proposing that imminent threat captures attention in everyone...
  62. ncbi The anticipation of pain modulates spatial attention: evidence for pain-specificity in high-pain catastrophizers
    Stefaan Van Damme
    Department of Experimental, Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 111:392-9. 2004
    ..Theoretical and clinical implications of these findings are discussed...
  63. doi Does the sight of physical threat induce a tactile processing bias? Modality-specific attentional facilitation induced by viewing threatening pictures
    Stefaan Van Damme
    Ghent University, Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Henri Dunantlaan 2, Ghent, Belgium
    Brain Res 1253:100-6. 2009
    ..These results demonstrate that the processing of tactile information from the body part closest to the threatening stimulus is prioritized over tactile information from elsewhere on the body...
  64. ncbi Fear-related avoidance of activities, falls and physical frailty. A prospective community-based cohort study
    Kim Delbaere
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    Age Ageing 33:368-73. 2004
    ..to investigate the relationship between fear-related avoidance of activities and physical frailty...
  65. ncbi Is it better to have controlled and lost than never to have controlled at all? An experimental investigation of control over pain
    Geert Crombez
    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    Pain 137:631-9. 2008
    ..Psychol Aging 1990;5:58-67] and possible mechanisms for perseverance with ineffective solutions...
  66. doi The automatic orienting of attention to goal-relevant stimuli
    Julia Vogt
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 134:61-9. 2010
    ..The results provide evidence for motivational accounts of attention, which state that the automatic allocation of attention is guided by the current goals of a person...
  67. ncbi Effects of varied-stimulus exposure on overpredictions of pain and behavioural performance in low back pain patients
    Liesbet Goubert
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Behav Res Ther 43:1347-61. 2005
    ..Possible reasons for the failure to find an advantageous effect of varied-stimulus exposure and ideas for future research are discussed...
  68. ncbi Catastrophic thinking about pain is independently associated with pain severity, disability, and somatic complaints in school children and children with chronic pain
    Tine Vervoort
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    J Pediatr Psychol 31:674-83. 2006
    ..To investigate the value of pain catastrophizing in explaining pain, disability, and somatic complaints, beyond negative affectivity (NA)...
  69. ncbi Well-being in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome: the role of acceptance
    Stefaan Van Damme
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Psychosom Res 61:595-9. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether acceptance is also associated with better well-being in patients suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)...
  70. ncbi The risk of being fearful or fearless of falls in older people: an empirical validation
    Kim Delbaere
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    Disabil Rehabil 28:751-6. 2006
    ..To investigate the risk of being fearful or fearless of falls in older people...
  71. doi On the costs and benefits of directing attention towards or away from threat-related stimuli: a classical conditioning experiment
    Bram Van Bockstaele
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Behav Res Ther 48:692-7. 2010
    ..The results are in line with the Emotional Processing Theory and cognitive accounts of classical conditioning...
  72. ncbi The role of extinction and reinstatement in attentional bias to threat: a conditioning approach
    Stefaan Van Damme
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Behav Res Ther 44:1555-63. 2006
    ..This biased attention largely disappeared during extinction. During the reinstatement phase attentional bias to threat signals re-emerged in the reinstatement group, but not in the control group...
  73. ncbi Mood-congruent attentional bias in dysphoria: maintained attention to and impaired disengagement from negative information
    Ernst H W Koster
    Ghent University, Department of Psychology, Gent, Belgium
    Emotion 5:446-55. 2005
    ..Furthermore, nondysphoric participants maintain their attention more strongly to positive words. These results are discussed in relation to recent developments in the pathogenesis and treatment of depression...
  74. doi Pain catastrophizing influences the use and the effectiveness of distraction in schoolchildren
    K Verhoeven
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Eur J Pain 16:256-67. 2012
    ..Caution may be warranted in using distraction as a 'one size fits all' method, especially in high catastrophizing children...
  75. ncbi Facing others in pain: the effects of empathy
    L Goubert
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 118:285-8. 2005
  76. doi Catastrophic thinking about pain as a predictor of length of hospital stay after total knee arthroplasty: a prospective study
    Erik Witvrouw
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physical Therapy, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 17:1189-94. 2009
    ..Although during the last decades the duration of hospital stay is significantly reduced, this study shows that this can be improved when taking into account the contribution of psychological factors such as pain catastrophizing...
  77. ncbi Stages of change for physical activity in a community sample of adolescents
    Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Health Educ Res 20:357-66. 2005
    ..About 71% of the adolescents placed themselves in a stage which was in accordance with their self-reported level of physical activity...
  78. doi Differentiating orienting and defensive responses to concealed information: the role of verbalization
    Bruno Verschuere
    Department of Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 34:237-44. 2009
    ..The results indicate that verbalization accounts for the initial heart rate acceleration. In line with the orienting theory, initial heart rate deceleration is observed when participants remained silent...
  79. doi Keeping pain in mind: a motivational account of attention to pain
    Stefaan Van Damme
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 34:204-13. 2010
    ..This motivational perspective offers a powerful framework to explain inter- and intra-individual differences in the deployment of attention to pain-related information...
  80. ncbi Why women prefer epidural analgesia during childbirth: the role of beliefs about epidural analgesia and pain catastrophizing
    Eva Van den Bussche
    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Leuven Campus Kortrijk, Belgium
    Eur J Pain 11:275-82. 2007
    ..Pain catastrophizing was also strongly related to recommendations to use EA from others, in particular from the midwife and from the gynecologist. Results are discussed in terms of the social impact of pain catastrophizing...
  81. ncbi Expectancy-learning and evaluative learning in human classical conditioning: affective priming as an indirect and unobtrusive measure of conditioned stimulus valence
    Dirk Hermans
    Department of Psychology, Centre for Learning Theories and Behaviour Therapy, University of Leuven, Belgium
    Behav Res Ther 40:217-34. 2002
    ..Finally, imagery instructions during acquisition did not facilitate expectancy-learning nor evaluative learning...
  82. ncbi Low back pain, disability and back pain myths in a community sample: prevalence and interrelationships
    Liesbet Goubert
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Pain 8:385-94. 2004
    ..Finally, it is argued that community actions may be useful to correct LBP myths in order to prevent the development of long-term disability due to LBP...
  83. doi Allocation of spatial attention to emotional stimuli depends upon arousal and not valence
    Julia Vogt
    Department of Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Emotion 8:880-5. 2008
    ..The effect was independent of the valence of the pictures and not gender-specific. The findings support the idea that arousal affects the allocation of attention...
  84. ncbi Hypervigilance to pain: an experimental and clinical analysis
    Geert Crombez
    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Pain 116:4-7. 2005
  85. ncbi Worry and chronic pain: a misdirected problem solving model
    Christopher Eccleston
    Pain Management Unit, School for Health, The University of Bath and The Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, NHS Trust, UK
    Pain 132:233-6. 2007
  86. ncbi Attentional functioning in fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and musculoskeletal pain patients
    Bruce Dick
    Dalhousie University IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 47:639-44. 2002
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  87. ncbi A time-course analysis of attentional cueing by threatening scenes
    Ernst H W Koster
    Department of Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Exp Psychol 54:161-71. 2007
    ..The present results provide support for the idea that threat facilitates fast attentional orienting to its location, followed by the inhibition of attention to threat...
  88. ncbi An examination of word relevance in a modified Stroop task in patients with chronic low back pain
    Jeffrey Roelofs
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Percept Mot Skills 100:955-63. 2005
    ..The usefulness of other paradigms, such as the visual dot-probe task, should be explored in examining selective attentional processing in this population...
  89. ncbi Development of and recovery from short- and long-term low back pain in occupational settings: a prospective cohort study
    Els L M Gheldof
    Department of Health Psychology, Hasselt University, Agoralaan, Gebouw D, B 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Eur J Pain 11:841-54. 2007
    ..18, 95% CI 1.04-1.34) increased the risk for failure to recovery from long-term LBP. Results are compared to the baseline study (Gheldof et al., 2005) and discussed in relation with prospective studies...
  90. ncbi How can we learn to live with pain? A Q-methodological analysis of the diverse understandings of acceptance of chronic pain
    Andrea Risdon
    Pain Management Unit, University of Bath, 3 East, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
    Soc Sci Med 56:375-86. 2003
    ..Implications of this study for the study of chronic pain are discussed. In particular, how identity is managed in the context of threatening chronic pain is suggested as a fruitful area of future investigation...
  91. ncbi The effect of eye orientation on slowly increasing pain
    Janick Naveteur
    Departement de Biologie, Universite de Lille 1, SN4 1, F 596555 Villeneuve d Ascq Cedex, France
    Eur J Pain 9:79-85. 2005
    ..The lack of significant results in the second experiment phase is discussed in terms of statistical power and a change in coping induced by the expectation of high intensity pain...
  92. ncbi The fear-avoidance model of musculoskeletal pain: current state of scientific evidence
    Maaike Leeuw
    Department of Medical, Clinical, and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Behav Med 30:77-94. 2007
    ..Finally, available evidence on recent clinical applications is provided, and unresolved issues that need further exploration are discussed...
  93. ncbi Catastrophic thinking about pain increases discomfort during internal atrial cardioversion
    Johan W S Vlaeyen
    Department of Cardiology, Hospital Maastricht, PO Box 5800, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Psychosom Res 56:139-44. 2004
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  94. doi Adolescent social development and chronic pain
    Christopher Eccleston
    Pain Management Unit, The University of Bath, Level 7, Wessex House, Bath BA27AY, United Kingdom
    Eur J Pain 12:765-74. 2008
    ..Pain intensity has a negative effect on this perception, but peer relations may play a protective role: strong peer relationships are associated with positive social comparisons of the level of social development...
  95. ncbi Brief report: The accuracy of parents for the thoughts and feelings of their adolescent suffering from chronic fatigue: a preliminary study of empathy
    Tine Vervoort
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    J Pediatr Psychol 32:494-9. 2007
    ..This study examined the actual and estimated empathic accuracy (EA) of the parents of adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)...
  96. ncbi The Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia: further examination of psychometric properties in patients with chronic low back pain and fibromyalgia
    Jeffrey Roelofs
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Pain 8:495-502. 2004
    ..e., lifting tasks, bicycle task) mainly in CLBP patients. Implications of the results are discussed and directions for future research are provided...
  97. ncbi The impact of chronic pain on adolescents: a review of previously used measures
    Christopher Eccleston
    Pain and Managment Unit, The University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
    J Pediatr Psychol 31:684-97. 2006
    ..To review the use of instruments to assess the impact of adolescent chronic pain, focussing on the development of instruments, the domains covered, psychometric properties, and published use with adolescent chronic pain patients...