Geert Crombez

Summary

Affiliation: Ghent University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Attention to pain and fear of pain in patients with chronic pain
    Geert Crombez
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, H Dunantlaan 2, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    J Behav Med 36:371-8. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Attentional bias to pain-related information: a meta-analysis
    Geert Crombez
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 154:497-510. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Fear-avoidance model of chronic pain: the next generation
    Geert Crombez
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, Gent, Belgium
    Clin J Pain 28:475-83. 2012
  4. pmc Physical characteristics of the back are not predictive of low back pain in healthy workers: a prospective study
    An Van Nieuwenhuyse
    Department of Epidemiology, Scientific Institute of Public Health, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:2. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint 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
  6. ncbi request reprint 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
  7. doi request reprint The unbearable lightness of somatisation: a systematic review of the concept of somatisation in empirical studies of pain
    Geert Crombez
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Pain 145:31-5. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Effects of attention training on self-reported, implicit, physiological and behavioural measures of spider fear
    Bram Van Bockstaele
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 42:211-8. 2011
  9. doi request reprint The predictive value of attentional bias towards pain-related information in chronic pain patients: a diary study
    Dimitri M L Van Ryckeghem
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 154:468-75. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint 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

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Publications114 found, 100 shown here

  1. doi request reprint Attention to pain and fear of pain in patients with chronic pain
    Geert Crombez
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, H Dunantlaan 2, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    J Behav Med 36:371-8. 2013
    ..Pain captures attention and elicits fearful thinking about pain. Acceptance may be a useful avenue to lower negative thinking about pain, and to increase well-being in patients with chronic illnesses...
  2. doi request reprint Attentional bias to pain-related information: a meta-analysis
    Geert Crombez
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 154:497-510. 2013
    ..None of the individual difference variables affected the magnitude of the attentional bias. Implications of current findings and future directions are discussed...
  3. doi request reprint Fear-avoidance model of chronic pain: the next generation
    Geert Crombez
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, Gent, Belgium
    Clin J Pain 28:475-83. 2012
    ..We propose to extend the FA model by adopting a motivational perspective on chronic pain and disability...
  4. pmc Physical characteristics of the back are not predictive of low back pain in healthy workers: a prospective study
    An Van Nieuwenhuyse
    Department of Epidemiology, Scientific Institute of Public Health, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:2. 2009
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint 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
  6. ncbi request reprint 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...
  7. doi request reprint The unbearable lightness of somatisation: a systematic review of the concept of somatisation in empirical studies of pain
    Geert Crombez
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Pain 145:31-5. 2009
    ..The current operational use may unduly lead to a "psychologisation" of physical complaints...
  8. doi request reprint Effects of attention training on self-reported, implicit, physiological and behavioural measures of spider fear
    Bram Van Bockstaele
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 42:211-8. 2011
    ..These results indicate that changes in attentional bias are not necessarily associated with changes in fear, suggesting that attention training may be unsuitable as a clinical intervention for spider fear...
  9. doi request reprint The predictive value of attentional bias towards pain-related information in chronic pain patients: a diary study
    Dimitri M L Van Ryckeghem
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 154:468-75. 2013
    ..The use of interventions that diminish attentional bias may therefore be helpful to reduce daily disability and the level of distraction from current tasks despite the presence of pain in chronic pain patients...
  10. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Differential predictive power of self report and implicit measures on behavioural and physiological fear responses to spiders
    Bram Van Bockstaele
    Ghent University, Psychology and Educational Sciences, Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000, Gent, Belgium
    Int J Psychophysiol 79:166-74. 2011
    ..These results suggest that indirect measures may be useful in predicting and understanding fear responses that are not easily voluntarily controlled...
  12. doi request reprint 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint 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...
  14. doi request reprint 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint 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...
  16. doi request reprint The role of spatial attention in attentional control over pain: an experimental investigation
    Dimitri M L Van Ryckeghem
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Exp Brain Res 208:269-75. 2011
    ..It may be concluded that the analgesic effect of distraction is at least partly the result of the spatial location of the distracting information...
  17. doi request reprint Spatial attention modulates tactile change detection
    Lore Van Hulle
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Exp Brain Res 224:295-302. 2013
    ..We discuss the value of this experimental paradigm for investigating excessive attentional focus or hypervigilance to particular regions of the body in various clinical populations...
  18. ncbi request reprint 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint Startling secrets: startle eye blink modulation by concealed crime information
    Bruno Verschuere
    Department of Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Biol Psychol 76:52-60. 2007
    ..The data suggest that not only orienting, but also inhibition contributes to physiological responding to concealed information...
  20. ncbi request reprint 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...
  21. doi request reprint 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...
  22. doi request reprint Parental catastrophizing about children's pain and selective attention to varying levels of facial expression of pain in children: a dot-probe study
    Tine Vervoort
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 152:1751-7. 2011
    ..Theoretical implications and further research directions are discussed...
  23. ncbi request reprint 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...
  24. ncbi request reprint 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...
  25. doi request reprint Limited transfer of threat bias following attentional retraining
    Bram Van Bockstaele
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 43:794-800. 2012
    ..Still, little is known about the potential transfer of computerized training of attention to different components of attentional processing of threat...
  26. ncbi request reprint 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)...
  27. doi request reprint Attempts to control pain prioritize attention towards signals of pain: an experimental study
    Lies Notebaert
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Pain 152:1068-73. 2011
    ..Results showed that in the pain-control group, attention was more prioritized towards the Conditioned Stimulus than in the comparison group. The theoretical and clinical implications of these results are discussed...
  28. doi request reprint 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...
  29. doi request reprint Looking out for danger: An attentional bias towards spatially predictable threatening stimuli
    Lies Notebaert
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Behav Res Ther 48:1150-4. 2010
    ..Of further importance was the finding that the experimental group also attended to the location that was predictive of the CS+, even when no CS+ was presented. Findings are discussed in terms the effects of predictability on anxiety...
  30. ncbi request reprint 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...
  31. ncbi request reprint Antisociality, underarousal and the validity of the Concealed Information Polygraph Test
    Bruno Verschuere
    Department of Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Biol Psychol 74:309-18. 2007
    ..67; a=0.82; 79%), and did not differ significantly from that obtained in the community volunteers (d=3.04; a=0.85; 87%). The present data support the validity of the Concealed Information Test in criminal populations...
  32. ncbi request reprint 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...
  33. doi request reprint 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...
  34. doi request reprint The anticipation of pain at a specific location of the body prioritizes tactile stimuli at that location
    Charlotte Vanden Bulcke
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Pain 154:1464-8. 2013
    ..The value of this study for investigating hypervigilance for somatosensory signals in clinical populations such as patients with chronic lower back pain is discussed. ..
  35. doi request reprint Acceptance, well-being and goals in adolescents with chronic illness: a daily process analysis
    Annabelle Casier
    a Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Psychol Health 28:1337-51. 2013
    ..Furthermore, we explored the role of daily experienced interference and facilitation of life goals by treatment goals as mediating mechanisms...
  36. doi request reprint On the predictive validity of automatically activated approach/avoidance tendencies in abstaining alcohol-dependent patients
    Adriaan Spruyt
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Drug Alcohol Depend 127:81-6. 2013
    ..We also examined whether individual differences in automatically activated approach/avoidance tendencies towards alcohol are predictive of relapse in patients...
  37. ncbi request reprint 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)...
  38. ncbi request reprint 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...
  39. doi request reprint Negative emotional responses elicited by the anticipation of pain in others: psychophysiological evidence
    Line Caes
    Ghent University, Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent, Belgium
    J Pain 13:467-76. 2012
    ..Psychopathic traits were also related with a diminished perceptual sensitivity to others' pain. The results are discussed in light of affective-motivational perspectives on pain...
  40. doi request reprint Distraction from pain and executive functioning: an experimental investigation of the role of inhibition, task switching and working memory
    Katrien Verhoeven
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Pain 15:866-73. 2011
    ..However, the performance on the distraction task improved with better inhibition abilities, indicating that inhibition abilities might be important in focussing on a task despite the pain...
  41. ncbi request reprint 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 request reprint 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...
  43. doi request reprint Signals of threat do not capture, but prioritize, attention: a conditioning approach
    Lies Notebaert
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Emotion 11:81-9. 2011
    ..The search on congruent trials was affected by set size (90 ms/item), but to a lesser extent than on baseline trials (105 ms/item). We conclude that threat prioritizes, but does not capture attention...
  44. ncbi request reprint 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...
  45. ncbi request reprint 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...
  46. ncbi request reprint 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...
  47. doi request reprint 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...
  48. ncbi request reprint 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...
  49. doi request reprint Discounting pain in the absence of medical evidence is explained by negative evaluation of the patient
    Lies De Ruddere
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 154:669-76. 2013
    ..The results indicate that contextual information impacts observer responses to pain...
  50. ncbi request reprint 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...
  51. ncbi request reprint 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...
  52. doi request reprint Multiple goal management starts with attention: goal prioritizing affects the allocation of spatial attention to goal-relevant events
    Julia Vogt
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Exp Psychol 58:55-61. 2011
    ..These findings demonstrate that the allocation of spatial attention is dependent on the motivational strength of goal pursuit...
  53. ncbi request reprint 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...
  54. doi request reprint 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...
  55. ncbi request reprint 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...
  56. ncbi request reprint The role of preparatory heart rate deceleration on balance beam performance
    Jorge Cottyn
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Sport Exerc Psychol 30:159-70. 2008
    ..These data suggest that preparatory heart rate deceleration may be detrimental to the performance of complex movements on the balance beam...
  57. ncbi request reprint 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...
  58. ncbi request reprint 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...
  59. doi request reprint No pain no gain? Pursuing a competing goal inhibits avoidance behavior
    Stefaan Van Damme
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 153:800-4. 2012
    ..This study has implications for our understanding of disability, and points to the need to consider avoidance behavior within a broad context of multiple, often competing, goals...
  60. doi request reprint The interruptive effect of pain in a multitask environment: an experimental investigation
    Dimitri M L Van Ryckeghem
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Pain 13:131-8. 2012
    ..Finally, and of particular importance in this study, interference of pain on a subsequent task was larger when participants switched to another task than when participants repeated the same task...
  61. ncbi request reprint 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)...
  62. ncbi request reprint Differences in trauma symptoms and family functioning in intra-and extrafamilial sexually abused adolescents
    Sarah Bal
    Ghent University, Belgium
    J Interpers Violence 19:108-23. 2004
    ..Family functioning-in particular, lack of cohesion- was an independent contributor to internalizing trauma-related problems...
  63. doi request reprint 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 request reprint 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...
  65. ncbi request reprint 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...
  66. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Psychopathic traits and autonomic responding to concealed information in a prison sample
    Bruno Verschuere
    Department of Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Psychophysiology 42:239-45. 2005
    ..This finding indicates that the sensitivity of the concealed information test may be decreased in antisocial offenders...
  68. doi request reprint 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...
  69. ncbi request reprint 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...
  70. ncbi request reprint 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...
  71. doi request reprint Medication use in patients with migraine and medication-overuse headache: the role of problem-solving and attitudes about pain medication
    Emelien Lauwerier
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 152:1334-9. 2011
    ..Repeated attempts at solving pain may increase the need for analgesic medication, despite obvious costs. This mechanism might contribute to the problem of medication-overuse headache...
  72. doi request reprint 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...
  73. doi request reprint 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...
  74. ncbi request reprint 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...
  75. ncbi request reprint 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...
  76. ncbi request reprint 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...
  77. ncbi request reprint 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...
  78. doi request reprint Parental responses to pain in high catastrophizing children: the moderating effect of child attachment
    Tine Vervoort
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, Ghent, Belgium
    J Pain 11:755-63. 2010
    ..The findings are discussed in terms of the function of pain catastrophizing in interactional processes between parents and children...
  79. doi request reprint Testing the validity of implicit measures of wanting and liking
    Helen Tibboel
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 42:284-92. 2011
    ..We examined whether implicit and explicit measures of wanting and of liking are differentially sensitive to manipulations of wanting and expected that these manipulations would affect primarily measures of wanting...
  80. ncbi request reprint 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...
  81. pmc Controlling attention to nociceptive stimuli with working memory
    Valery Legrain
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 6:e20926. 2011
    ..Whether distraction by nociception actually occurs may depend upon the cognitive characteristics of the ongoing activities. The present study tested the role of working memory in controlling the attentional capture by nociception...
  82. doi request reprint The attentional blink is diminished for targets that form coherent semantic categories
    Helen Tibboel
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 136:321-8. 2011
    ..In three experiments, we found that the AB is diminished for stimuli that form a coherent semantic category within the T2 stimulus set. Both theoretical and practical implications are discussed...
  83. doi request reprint 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...
  84. ncbi request reprint 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...
  85. ncbi request reprint 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...
  86. ncbi request reprint 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...
  87. ncbi request reprint Implicit alcohol-related cognitions in a clinical sample of heavy drinkers
    Jan De Houwer
    Department of Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, Ghent B9000, Belgium
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 35:275-86. 2004
    ..Our results replicate and extend those of Wiers et al. (J. Abnormal Psychol 111 (2002) 648)...
  88. ncbi request reprint 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...
  89. ncbi request reprint 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...
  90. ncbi request reprint 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...
  91. ncbi request reprint 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...
  92. ncbi request reprint 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...
  93. ncbi request reprint Psychophysiological analysis (PSPHA): a modular script-based program for analyzing psychophysiological data
    Armand De Clercq
    Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281 S9, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Behav Res Methods 38:504-10. 2006
    ..The modules can be integrated in a VBScript, and a wizard allows easy adaption of parameters. PSPHA is a free, interactive, and flexible program for analyzing the data of psychophysiological experiments...
  94. ncbi request reprint The measurement of competitive anxiety during balance beam performance in gymnasts
    Jorge Cottyn
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    J Sports Sci 24:157-64. 2006
    ..The potential value of the retrospective report of nervousness for the study of critical events during gymnastic performance is illustrated. The results are discussed in the light of catastrophe theory...
  95. doi request reprint The validity of finger pulse line length for the detection of concealed information
    Katrien Vandenbosch
    Department of Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Psychophysiol 71:118-23. 2009
    ..FPLL validity was significantly higher than that of finger pulse amplitude and heart rate. These data, together with its ease of measurement, support the use of FPLL...
  96. doi request reprint Acceptance and well-being in adolescents and young adults with cystic fibrosis: a prospective study
    Annabelle Casier
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    J Pediatr Psychol 36:476-87. 2011
    ..To prospectively investigate the role of acceptance in well-being in adolescents and young adults with cystic fibrosis (CF)...
  97. ncbi request reprint 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
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  98. ncbi request reprint Avoidant coping as a mediator between self-reported sexual abuse and stress-related symptoms in adolescents
    Sarah Bal
    Center for Behavioral Therapy and Research, Department of Psychology, Ghent University, H Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Child Abuse Negl 27:883-97. 2003
    ..Furthermore, this study explored differences in symptoms, self-esteem and coping in a group that reported sexual abuse, in a group that reported another stressful experience, and in a group that reported no stressful episode until now...
  99. doi request reprint Learning about pain from others: an observational learning account
    Liesbet Goubert
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Pain 12:167-74. 2011
    ..A main objective of this paper is to stimulate research on the role of learning about pain from others. Several lines for further research, including clinical applications, are delineated...
  100. ncbi request reprint 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...
  101. ncbi request reprint Autonomic and behavioral responding to concealed information: differentiating orienting and defensive responses
    Bruno Verschuere
    Department of Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Psychophysiology 41:461-6. 2004
    ..The present findings support the idea that the orienting reflex accounts for the enhanced responding to concealed information. Theoretical and practical implications of the orienting account are discussed...