Stefaan Van Damme

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Affiliation: Ghent University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. doi request reprint How efficient is the orienting of spatial attention to pain? An experimental investigation
    Stefaan Van Damme
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 153:1226-31. 2012
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Publications53

  1. doi request reprint How efficient is the orienting of spatial attention to pain? An experimental investigation
    Stefaan Van Damme
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 153:1226-31. 2012
    ..Implications of these findings for theories of hypervigilance and attentional management of pain are discussed...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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)...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  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. doi request reprint Aversive conditioning under conditions of restricted awareness: effects on spatial cueing
    An K Raes
    Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 63:2336-58. 2010
    ..These experiments suggest that subliminal aversive conditioning produces small but significant effects, which may be modulated by expectancy awareness...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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. ..
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. doi request reprint Does contingency awareness mediate the influence of emotional learning on the cueing of visual attention?
    An K Raes
    Faculty of Psychology, Department of Experimental, Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, 9000, Gent, Belgium
    Psychol Res 73:107-13. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that conditioning with full and restricted CA can lead to qualitatively different effects on attention...
  35. ncbi request reprint Valid cues for auditory or somatosensory targets affect their perception: a signal detection approach
    Lore Van Hulle
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Perception 42:223-32. 2013
    ..The value of this experimental paradigm for investigating excessive attentional focus or hypervigilance in various non-clinical and clinical populations is discussed...
  36. doi request reprint Attentional bias towards pain-related information diminishes the efficacy of distraction
    Dimitri M L Van Ryckeghem
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Pain 153:2345-51. 2012
    ..Current findings suggest that distraction should not be used as a 'one size fits all' method to control pain, but only under more specific conditions...
  37. 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
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  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. doi request reprint To control or not? A motivational perspective on coping with pain
    Emelien Lauwerier
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Acta Neurol Belg 112:3-7. 2012
    ..Certainly those patients for whom there is no definite or sound cure to pain and who increasingly experience emotional and physical problems due to pain might benefit from paramedical help by psychologists and/or physiotherapists...
  42. 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...
  43. 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
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. doi request reprint Attention modulates sensory suppression during back movements
    Lore Van Hulle
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Conscious Cogn 22:420-9. 2013
    ..The potential of this paradigm for studying tactile information processing in clinical populations is discussed...
  47. 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...
  48. doi request reprint The construct validity of the illness cognition questionnaire: the robustness of the three-factor structure across patients with chronic pain and chronic fatigue
    Emelien Lauwerier
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Med 17:90-6. 2010
    ..J Consult Clin Psychol, 69:1026-1036, 2001) assesses three ways of cognitively evaluating the stressful and aversive character of a chronic illness: helplessness, acceptance, and perceived benefits...
  49. doi request reprint Implicit associations between pain and self-schema in patients with chronic pain
    Dimitri M L Van Ryckeghem
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium Electronic address
    Pain 154:2700-6. 2013
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  50. doi request reprint Competing for attentional priority: temporary goals versus threats
    Julia Vogt
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Emotion 13:587-98. 2013
    ..e., a colored patch signaling the presentation of an aversive noise). These findings further corroborate the conclusion that an individual's current and temporary goals guide early attentional processes...
  51. doi request reprint Attentional prioritisation of threatening information: examining the role of the size of the attentional window
    Lies Notebaert
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Cogn Emot 27:621-31. 2013
    ..Implications for research on attentional bias to threat are discussed...
  52. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint An experimental investigation on attentional interference by threatening fixations of the neck in patients with chronic whiplash syndrome
    Karoline Vangronsveld
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pain 127:121-8. 2007
    ..Within the groups, neither catastrophic thinking nor fear predicted the magnitude of the performance deterioration...