J W Vlaeyen

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Affiliation: Maastricht University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Treatment of pregnancy-related pelvic girdle and/or low back pain after delivery design of a randomized clinical trial within a comprehensive prognostic cohort study [ISRCTN08477490]
    Caroline H G Bastiaenen
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, P, O, Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 4:67. 2004
  2. pmc Long-term effectiveness and costs of a brief self-management intervention in women with pregnancy-related low back pain after delivery
    Caroline H G Bastiaenen
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, P, O, Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 8:19. 2008
  3. pmc Active rehabilitation for chronic low back pain: cognitive-behavioral, physical, or both? First direct post-treatment results from a randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN22714229]
    Rob J E M Smeets
    Rehabilitation Centre Blixembosch, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:5. 2006
  4. pmc Effectiveness of a tailor-made intervention for pregnancy-related pelvic girdle and/or low back pain after delivery: short-term results of a randomized clinical trial [ISRCTN08477490]
    Caroline H G Bastiaenen
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:19. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Cognitive-behavioral treatments for chronic pain: what works for whom?
    Johan W S Vlaeyen
    Department of Medical, Clinical, and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Clin J Pain 21:1-8. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Can pain-related fear be reduced? The application of cognitive-behavioural exposure in vivo
    Johan W S Vlaeyen
    Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Pain Res Manag 7:144-53. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint The treatment of fear of movement/(re)injury in chronic low back pain: further evidence on the effectiveness of exposure in vivo
    Johan W S Vlaeyen
    Department of Medical, Clinical, and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Clin J Pain 18:251-61. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Graded exposure in vivo in the treatment of pain-related fear: a replicated single-case experimental design in four patients with chronic low back pain
    J W Vlaeyen
    Institute for Rehabilitation Research, Hoensbroek, The Netherlands
    Behav Res Ther 39:151-66. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Fear-avoidance and its consequences in chronic musculoskeletal pain: a state of the art
    J W Vlaeyen
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pain 85:317-32. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Health economic assessment of behavioural rehabilitation in chronic low back pain: a randomised clinical trial
    M E Goossens
    Institute for Rehabilitation Research, Hoensbroek, The Netherlands
    Health Econ 7:39-51. 1998

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Publications86

  1. pmc Treatment of pregnancy-related pelvic girdle and/or low back pain after delivery design of a randomized clinical trial within a comprehensive prognostic cohort study [ISRCTN08477490]
    Caroline H G Bastiaenen
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, P, O, Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 4:67. 2004
    ..Investigators draw particular attention to biomedical factors but there is growing evidence that important prognostic issues such as biopsychosocial factors appear to be even more important as point of action in a treatment program...
  2. pmc Long-term effectiveness and costs of a brief self-management intervention in women with pregnancy-related low back pain after delivery
    Caroline H G Bastiaenen
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, P, O, Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 8:19. 2008
    ..It prompted us to start a large cohort study (n = 7526) during pregnancy until one year after delivery and a nested randomized controlled intervention study in the Netherlands...
  3. pmc Active rehabilitation for chronic low back pain: cognitive-behavioral, physical, or both? First direct post-treatment results from a randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN22714229]
    Rob J E M Smeets
    Rehabilitation Centre Blixembosch, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:5. 2006
    ..A direct comparison of a physical, a cognitive-behavioral treatment and a combination of both has never been carried out so far...
  4. pmc Effectiveness of a tailor-made intervention for pregnancy-related pelvic girdle and/or low back pain after delivery: short-term results of a randomized clinical trial [ISRCTN08477490]
    Caroline H G Bastiaenen
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:19. 2006
    ..Investigators draw particular attention to biomedical factors but there is growing evidence that biopsychosocial factors appear to be even more important as a basis of an intervention program...
  5. ncbi request reprint Cognitive-behavioral treatments for chronic pain: what works for whom?
    Johan W S Vlaeyen
    Department of Medical, Clinical, and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Clin J Pain 21:1-8. 2005
    ..We also argue that replicated single-participant studies, with appropriate statistics, are likely to enhance new developments in this clinical research area...
  6. ncbi request reprint Can pain-related fear be reduced? The application of cognitive-behavioural exposure in vivo
    Johan W S Vlaeyen
    Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Pain Res Manag 7:144-53. 2002
    ..In both cases, pain intensity also decreased significantly, but at a slower pace. Differences before and after treatment revealed clinically significant improvements in pain vigilance and pain disability...
  7. ncbi request reprint The treatment of fear of movement/(re)injury in chronic low back pain: further evidence on the effectiveness of exposure in vivo
    Johan W S Vlaeyen
    Department of Medical, Clinical, and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Clin J Pain 18:251-61. 2002
    ..Patients reporting substantial pain-related fear might benefit from exposure in vivo to a set of individually tailored, fear-eliciting, and hierarchically ordered physical movements rather than more general graded activity...
  8. ncbi request reprint Graded exposure in vivo in the treatment of pain-related fear: a replicated single-case experimental design in four patients with chronic low back pain
    J W Vlaeyen
    Institute for Rehabilitation Research, Hoensbroek, The Netherlands
    Behav Res Ther 39:151-66. 2001
    ..This study shows that the external validity of exposure in vivo also extends to the subgroup of chronic low back pain patients who report substantial fear of movement/(re)injury...
  9. ncbi request reprint Fear-avoidance and its consequences in chronic musculoskeletal pain: a state of the art
    J W Vlaeyen
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pain 85:317-32. 2000
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Health economic assessment of behavioural rehabilitation in chronic low back pain: a randomised clinical trial
    M E Goossens
    Institute for Rehabilitation Research, Hoensbroek, The Netherlands
    Health Econ 7:39-51. 1998
    ..The operant treatment alone is more effective than providing no treatment in the waiting-list control group...
  11. ncbi request reprint Patient utilities in chronic musculoskeletal pain: how useful is the standard gamble method?
    M E Goossens
    Institute for Rehabilitation Research, Hoensbroek, The Netherlands
    Pain 80:365-75. 1999
    ..For use in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain, the RS is preferred to the SG for establishing accurate decisions about the impact of new interventions on their health outcomes...
  12. ncbi request reprint Fear of movement/(re)injury in chronic low back pain: education or exposure in vivo as mediator to fear reduction?
    Jeroen R De Jong
    Department of Rehabilitation, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Clin J Pain 21:9-17; discussion 69-72. 2005
    ..All improvements remained at half-year follow-up only in patients receiving the exposure in vivo. These patients also reported a significant decrease in pain intensity at follow-up...
  13. doi request reprint The role of current mood and stop rules on physical task performance: an experimental investigation in patients with work-related upper extremity pain
    Petra A Karsdorp
    Department of Clinical Psychological Science, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Pain 14:434-40. 2010
    ..The findings suggest that not only pain-related fear, but current mood and goal context factors independently affect physical performance in patients with WRUED...
  14. ncbi request reprint Acute low back pain: pain-related fear and pain catastrophizing influence physical performance and perceived disability
    Ilse E J Swinkels-Meewisse
    Department of Medical, Clinical, and Experimental Psychology, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pain 120:36-43. 2006
    ..The study results have important clinical implications, especially in the development of preventive strategies for chronic LBP...
  15. ncbi request reprint Fear of movement/(re)injury and muscular reactivity in chronic low back pain patients: an experimental investigation
    J W Vlaeyen
    Institute for Rehabilitation Research, Hoensbroek, The Netherlands
    Pain 82:297-304. 1999
    ..The findings extend the symptom-specificity model of psychophysiological reactivity, and support the idea that pain-related fear perpetuates pain and pain disability through muscular reactivity...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cognitive-behavioral therapy and psychosocial factors in low back pain: directions for the future
    Tamar Pincus
    Royal Holloway, University of London, London, United Kingdom, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:E133-8. 2002
    ..An amalgamated review of the current state of knowledge about psychosocial factors in low back pain (LBP), as presented at the plenary session at the Fourth International Forum on LBP Research in Primary Care (March 16-18, 2000, Israel)...
  17. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Fear of pain, physical performance, and attentional processes in patients with fibromyalgia
    Marieke de Gier
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pain 104:121-30. 2003
    ..The findings suggest that baseline pain acts as an occasion setter which determines the level of physical activity the patient is willing to perform, regardless of pain increase and threat-reducing instructions...
  19. ncbi request reprint Pain catastrophizing is associated with health indices in musculoskeletal pain: a cross-sectional study in the Dutch community
    Rudy Severeijns
    Department of Medical Psychology, University Hospital of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Health Psychol 23:49-57. 2004
    ..The authors conclude that the role of pain itself has perhaps been underestimated in recent models of chronic pain-related disability. Some clinical implications and suggestions for further research are given...
  20. ncbi request reprint Does failure hurt? The effects of failure feedback on pain report, pain tolerance and pain avoidance
    J H van den Hout
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, Maastricht, MD, 6200, The Netherlands
    Eur J Pain 4:335-46. 2000
    ..The discussion focuses on a number of research questions that remain to be answered, and the clinical relevance of the effects of failure and success experiences on pain report and pain tolerance...
  21. ncbi request reprint Pain-related fear and daily functioning in patients with osteoarthritis
    Peter H T G Heuts
    Rehabilitation Foundation Limburg, Hoensbroek, The Netherlands
    Pain 110:228-35. 2004
    ..These findings underscore the importance of pain-related fear in daily functioning of OA patients. Therefore, treatment strategies aiming at reduction of pain-related fear in OA patients need to be developed and investigated...
  22. ncbi request reprint Reduction of pain-related fear in complex regional pain syndrome type I: the application of graded exposure in vivo
    Jeroen R De Jong
    Department of Rehabilitation, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pain 116:264-75. 2005
    ..These results support the hypothesis that the meaning people attach to a noxious stimulus influences its experienced painfulness, and that GEXP activates cortical networks and reconciles motor output and sensory feedback...
  23. ncbi request reprint Norming clinical questionnaires with multiple regression: the Pain Cognition List
    Gerard J P van Breukelen
    Department of Methodology and Statistics, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands
    Psychol Assess 17:336-44. 2005
    ..Second, by using information from the entire sample, multiple regression leads to continuous and more stable norms for any subgroup defined in terms of prognostic variables (reliability)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Treatment expectancy affects the outcome of cognitive-behavioral interventions in chronic pain
    Marielle E J B Goossens
    Department of Medical, Clinical, and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Clin J Pain 21:18-26; discussion 69-72. 2005
    ..This study corroborates the importance of treatment expectation before entering a cognitive-behavioral intervention in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain...
  25. ncbi request reprint Pain-related fear at the start of a new low back pain episode
    Judith M Sieben
    Department of General Practice, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Pain 9:635-41. 2005
    ..Future research should focus on the transition from acute to chronic LBP and the shifts that take place between fear-avoidance model associations...
  26. ncbi request reprint The joint contribution of physical pathology, pain-related fear and catastrophizing to chronic back pain disability
    Madelon L Peters
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pain 113:45-50. 2005
    ....
  27. pmc Somatic and psychologic predictors of long-term unfavorable outcome after surgical intervention
    Madelon L Peters
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Ann Surg 245:487-94. 2007
    ..To identify somatic and psychologic predictors of pain, functional limitations, global perceived recovery, and quality of life 6 months after surgical intervention...
  28. ncbi request reprint Pain-related fear in low back pain: a prospective study in the general population
    Maaike Leeuw
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Pain 11:256-66. 2007
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Dimensional and componential structure of a hierarchical organization of pain-related anxiety constructs
    Linda M G Vancleef
    Department of Clinical Psychological Science, Masstricht University, Maastricht, The Nethrlands
    Psychol Assess 21:340-51. 2009
    ..Furthermore, its results endorse the independent use of various pain-related anxiety measures in research and practice aiming to assess negative emotional constructs that contribute to pain...
  30. ncbi request reprint Measuring fear of movement/(re)injury in chronic low back pain using implicit measures
    Maaike Leeuw
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Cogn Behav Ther 36:52-64. 2007
    ..Research towards the psychometric properties of these measures should first be expanded before modifying, and applying, them to more complex domains such as fear of movement/(re)injury...
  31. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal study on the predictive validity of the fear-avoidance model in low back pain
    Judith M Sieben
    Department of General Practice, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pain 117:162-70. 2005
    ..Our results do not really support the longitudinal validity of the fear-avoidance model, but they do feed the discussion on the role of pain-related fear in early stages of LBP...
  32. ncbi request reprint Fear of movement and (re)injury in chronic musculoskeletal pain: Evidence for an invariant two-factor model of the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia across pain diagnoses and Dutch, Swedish, and Canadian samples
    Jeffrey Roelofs
    Department of Medical, Clinical, and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pain 131:181-90. 2007
    ..Altogether, we consider the TSK-11 and its two subscales a psychometrically sound instrument of fear of movement and (re)injury and recommend to use this measure in future research as well as in clinical settings...
  33. ncbi request reprint The Fear of Pain Questionnaire (FPQ): further psychometric examination in a non-clinical sample
    Jeffrey Roelofs
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pain 116:339-46. 2005
    ..Results are discussed and directions for future research are provided...
  34. ncbi request reprint Health care providers' orientations towards common low back pain predict perceived harmfulness of physical activities and recommendations regarding return to normal activity
    Ruud M A Houben
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Pain 9:173-83. 2005
    ..Regression analyses revealed that both factors were consistent predictors of judgements of the harmfulness of physical activities (PHODA) and of recommendations for return to work and normal activity...
  35. ncbi request reprint An electronic diary assessment of the effects of distraction and attentional focusing on pain intensity in chronic low back pain patients
    Jeffrey Roelofs
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Br J Health Psychol 11:595-606. 2006
    ..It was hypothesized that attentional focusing would lead to decreased pain intensity in high pain fearful individuals, whereas distraction from pain would be associated with decreased pain intensity in low pain fearful individuals...
  36. ncbi request reprint The role of fear of movement and injury in selective attentional processing in patients with chronic low back pain: a dot-probe evaluation
    Jeffrey Roelofs
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Pain 6:294-300. 2005
    ..Results from the present study are discussed, and directions for future research are provided...
  37. ncbi request reprint 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...
  38. ncbi request reprint Electronic diary assessment of pain-related fear, attention to pain, and pain intensity in chronic low back pain patients
    Jeffrey Roelofs
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pain 112:335-42. 2004
    ..Implications of the results from this study are discussed and suggestions for future research are provided...
  39. ncbi request reprint 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...
  40. doi request reprint Reduction of pain-related fear and disability in post-traumatic neck pain: a replicated single-case experimental study of exposure in vivo
    Jeroen R De Jong
    Department of Rehabilitation, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Pain 9:1123-34. 2008
    ..This could help clinicians to customize treatments for PTNP...
  41. doi request reprint The psychology of fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis: a review
    Yvonne Bol
    Department of Psychology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Psychosom Res 66:3-11. 2009
    ..Conceptual issues and the relationships between MS-related fatigue and mood, anxiety, cognition, personality, and cognitive-behavioral factors are discussed, and the implications for clinical practice and research are presented...
  42. ncbi request reprint The modified Stroop paradigm as a measure of selective attention towards pain-related stimuli among chronic pain patients: a meta-analysis
    Jeffrey Roelofs
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Pain 6:273-81. 2002
    ..Furthermore, the MD estimation did not depend on the methodological quality, tentatively indicating that even though studies differed in methodology, the results were rather consistent. Implications of the results are discussed...
  43. ncbi request reprint Selective attention for pain-related information in healthy individuals: the role of pain and fear
    Jeffrey Roelofs
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Pain 6:331-9. 2002
    ..Implications of the results are discussed and directions for future research are provided...
  44. ncbi request reprint Pain-related fear in acute low back pain: the first two weeks of a new episode
    Judith M Sieben
    Department of General Practice, Maastricht University, Maastricht, 6200 MD, The Netherlands
    Eur J Pain 6:229-37. 2002
    ..A relevant subgroup of patients who might benefit from early intervention could be identified. These findings support the need for further research into fear mechanisms in acute low back pain...
  45. ncbi request reprint Is pain-related fear a predictor of somatosensory hypervigilance in chronic low back pain patients?
    Madelon L Peters
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Behav Res Ther 40:85-103. 2002
    ..The findings may be interpreted as showing that patients with elevated levels of pain-related fear habitually attend to somatic sensations, giving less priority to other attention-demanding tasks...
  46. ncbi request reprint 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...
  47. doi request reprint Active avoidance but not activity pacing is associated with disability in fibromyalgia
    Petra A Karsdorp
    Department of Clinical Psychological Science, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pain 147:29-35. 2009
    ..The authors recommend developing cognitive-behavioural and exposure-based interventions and challenge the idea that pacing as an intervention is essential in pain self-management programs...
  48. ncbi request reprint The pain vigilance and awareness questionnaire (PVAQ): further psychometric evaluation in fibromyalgia and other chronic pain syndromes
    Jeffrey Roelofs
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pain 101:299-306. 2003
    ..Overall, the PVAQ showed good internal consistency. Implications for future research and treatment interventions are discussed...
  49. ncbi request reprint Secondary prevention of work-related disability in nonspecific low back pain: does problem-solving therapy help? A randomized clinical trial
    Johanna H C van den Hout
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Clin J Pain 19:87-96. 2003
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate whether problem-solving therapy had a supplemental value when added to behavioral graded activity, regarding days of sick leave and work status...
  50. ncbi request reprint Active despite pain: the putative role of stop-rules and current mood
    Johan W S Vlaeyen
    Department of Medical, Clinical, and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pain 110:512-6. 2004
  51. ncbi request reprint Does fear of pain moderate the effects of sensory focusing and distraction on cold pressor pain in pain-free individuals?
    Jeffrey Roelofs
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Pain 5:250-6. 2004
    ..Implications of the results and directions for future research are provided...
  52. ncbi request reprint Measuring perceived harmfulness of physical activities in patients with chronic low back pain: the Photograph Series of Daily Activities--short electronic version
    Maaike Leeuw
    Department of Clinical Psychological Science, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Pain 8:840-9. 2007
    ..The findings support the PHODA-SeV as a valid and reliable measure of the perceived harmfulness of activities in patients with CLBP. Preliminary normative data of the PHODA-SeV are presented...
  53. doi request reprint Exposure in vivo versus operant graded activity in chronic low back pain patients: results of a randomized controlled trial
    Maaike Leeuw
    Department of Clinical Psychological Science, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pain 138:192-207. 2008
    ..Possible explanations for these findings are discussed...
  54. ncbi request reprint The modified Stroop paradigm as a measure of selective attention towards pain-related information in patients with chronic low back pain
    Jeffrey Roelofs
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Psychol Rep 92:707-15. 2003
    ..Limitations of the modified Stroop paradigm are discussed as well as the need for the application of alternative methods such as the dot-probe paradigm...
  55. ncbi request reprint Health care providers' attitudes and beliefs towards common low back pain: factor structure and psychometric properties of the HC-PAIRS
    Ruud M A Houben
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Clin J Pain 20:37-44. 2004
    ..Furthermore, the ability of the HC-PAIRS to serve as a predictor for work and activity recommendations of paramedical health care providers was examined...
  56. ncbi request reprint Selective attention and avoidance of pain-related stimuli: a dot-probe evaluation in a pain-free population
    Jeffrey Roelofs
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Pain 4:322-8. 2003
    ..Implications of the results are discussed, and directions for future research are provided...
  57. doi request reprint General practitioners' treatment orientations towards low back pain: influence on treatment behaviour and patient outcome
    Judith M Sieben
    Department of Anatomy and Embryology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Pain 13:412-8. 2009
    ..Patients' LBP beliefs and attitudes were found to predict long-term outcome, and recently it has been suggested that the health care providers' ideas about LBP are also important predictors of treatment behaviour and outcome...
  58. ncbi request reprint Physical activity in daily life in patients with chronic low back pain
    J A Verbunt
    Rehabilitation Foundation Limburg, Hoensbroek, The Netherlands
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 82:726-30. 2001
    ..To evaluate disuse (ie, a decreased daily physical activity level) in patients with chronic low back pain (LBP) and to evaluate the construct validity of accelerometry for measuring physical activity in daily life...
  59. ncbi request reprint The effects of failure feedback and pain-related fear on pain report, pain tolerance, and pain avoidance in chronic low back pain patients
    J H van den Hout
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pain 92:247-57. 2001
    ..Finally, pre-lifting pain turned out to be the strongest predictor with regard to all pain measures. The role of pain-related fear and unexpected findings with regard to feedback are discussed as well as some clinical implications...
  60. ncbi request reprint Do fibromyalgia patients display hypervigilance for innocuous somatosensory stimuli? Application of a body scanning reaction time paradigm
    M L Peters
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, University of Maastricht, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pain 86:283-92. 2000
    ..Also, no differences were found between patients and controls on the body vigilance questionnaire. Detection of electrical stimuli was, however, predicted by pain-related fear and pain vigilance...
  61. ncbi request reprint Behavioral-graded activity compared with usual care after first-time disk surgery: considerations of the design of a randomized clinical trial
    R W Ostelo
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 23:312-9. 2000
    ..To present the design of a trial on the effectiveness of a behavioral-graded activity model...
  62. ncbi request reprint Anxiety sensitivity and fear of pain in children
    P Muris
    Department of Medical, Clinical, and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Percept Mot Skills 92:456-8. 2001
    ..Analysis showed that anxiety sensitivity was positively and substantially related to fear of pain in the children. Furthermore, the data suggested anxiety sensitivity to be a better predictor of fear of pain than trait anxiety...
  63. ncbi request reprint The cost diary: a method to measure direct and indirect costs in cost-effectiveness research
    M E Goossens
    Institute for Rehabilitation Research, Hoensbroek, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 53:688-95. 2000
    ..However, for physiotherapy contacts there were differences between the self-reported and insurance data. This study shows how the cost diary might be used successfully in cost-effectiveness studies...
  64. ncbi request reprint Assessment of readiness to change in patients with osteoarthritis. development and application of a new questionnaire
    Peter H T G Heuts
    Rehabilitation Foundation Limburg, Hoensbroek, The Netherlands
    Clin Rehabil 19:290-9. 2005
    ..To develop a self-report measure for assessment of the stage of change in patients with osteoarthritis, in order to identify patients who would benefit from a self-management programme...
  65. ncbi request reprint The sense of coherence in early pregnancy and crisis support and posttraumatic stress after pregnancy loss: a prospective study
    Iris M Engelhard
    Department of Medical, Clinical, and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University
    Behav Med 29:80-4. 2003
    ..The results showed that a stronger SOC in early pregnancy renders women somewhat resilient to symptoms of PTSD and depression after pregnancy loss, which appears to be due to the mobilization of crisis support...
  66. ncbi request reprint A new episode of low back pain: who relies on bed rest?
    Jeanine A Verbunt
    Rehabilitation Foundation Limburg, P O Box 88, 6430 AB Hoensbroek, The Netherlands
    Eur J Pain 12:508-16. 2008
    ..In preventing low back disability, GP screening for catastrophizing and fear of injury in LBP patients who had prolonged bed rest merits consideration...
  67. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of exposure in vivo for patients with spinal pain reporting fear of work-related activities
    Steven J Linton
    Center for Health and Medical Psychology CHAMP, Department of Behavioral, Social, and Legal Sciences Psychology, Orebro University, Sweden
    Eur J Pain 12:722-30. 2008
    ..Pain-related fear is related to disability in persistent pain conditions. Exposure treatment has been reported to be of great benefit in replicated single case experiments...
  68. ncbi request reprint Catastrophizing and internal pain control as mediators of outcome in the multidisciplinary treatment of chronic low back pain
    Philip Spinhoven
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Eur J Pain 8:211-9. 2004
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  69. doi request reprint Treatment expectancy and credibility are associated with the outcome of both physical and cognitive-behavioral treatment in chronic low back pain
    Rob J E M Smeets
    Rehabilitation Centre Blixembosch, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Clin J Pain 24:305-15. 2008
    ..The Credibility/Expectancy Questionnaire (CEQ) has recently been developed as measure of treatment credibility and expectancy...
  70. 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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  71. ncbi request reprint Fear of movement/(re)injury, disability and participation in acute low back pain
    Ilse E J Swinkels-Meewisse
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Pain 105:371-9. 2003
    ..The results suggest that early on in the development of LBP disability, the successful reduction of pain-related fear and disability might foster increased participation in daily and social life activities...
  72. ncbi request reprint Pain catastrophizing and kinesiophobia: predictors of chronic low back pain
    H Susan J Picavet
    Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 156:1028-34. 2002
    ..These cognitive and emotional factors should be considered when prevention programs are developed for chronic low back pain and related disability...
  73. 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...
  74. ncbi request reprint Fear-avoidance beliefs, disability, and participation in workers and non-workers with acute low back pain
    Ilse E J Swinkels-Meewisse
    Practice of Physical Therapy and Manual Therapy, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Clin J Pain 22:45-54. 2006
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  75. ncbi request reprint Chronic low back pain: physical training, graded activity with problem solving training, or both? The one-year post-treatment results of a randomized controlled trial
    Rob J E M Smeets
    Rehabilitation Centre Blixembosch, PO Box 1355, 5602 BJ Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Pain 134:263-76. 2008
    ..We conclude that the combination treatment integrating physical, graded activity with problem solving training is not a better treatment option for patients with chronic low back pain...
  76. ncbi request reprint Fear of movement/(re)injury predicting chronic disabling low back pain: a prospective inception cohort study
    Ilse E J Swinkels-Meewisse
    University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:658-64. 2006
    ..Prospective inception cohort study...
  77. ncbi request reprint Pain and pain-related fear are associated with functional and social disability in an occupational setting: evidence of mediation by pain-related fear
    Els L M Gheldof
    Research Group of Health Psychology, Hasselt University, Campus Diepenbeek, Agoralaan Gebouw D, Belgium
    Eur J Pain 10:513-25. 2006
    ..Finally, path analyses revealed both fear and pain intensity as mediators between negative affectivity and disability. Overall, our findings point at the relevance of the cognitive-behavioral model of avoidance in occupational settings...
  78. ncbi request reprint Reduction of pain catastrophizing mediates the outcome of both physical and cognitive-behavioral treatment in chronic low back pain
    Rob J E M Smeets
    Rehabilitation Centre Blixembosch, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    J Pain 7:261-71. 2006
    ..The implications and limitations of these results are discussed...
  79. ncbi request reprint Predictors of outcome in patients with (sub)acute low back pain differ across treatment groups
    Petra Jellema
    Department of General Practice, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:1699-705. 2006
    ..Prospective study with 6 weeks of follow-up...
  80. ncbi request reprint The differential role of pain, work characteristics and pain-related fear in explaining back pain and sick leave in occupational settings
    Els L M Gheldof
    Department of Health Psychology, Limburg University Center, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Pain 113:71-81. 2005
    ..The potential implications of these findings for primary and secondary prevention, and occupational rehabilitation are discussed...
  81. ncbi request reprint Decline in physical activity, disability and pain-related fear in sub-acute low back pain
    Jeanine A Verbunt
    Rehabilitation Foundation Limburg, P O Box 88, 6430 AB Hoensbroek, The Netherlands
    Eur J Pain 9:417-25. 2005
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  82. ncbi request reprint The causal status of pain catastrophizing: an experimental test with healthy participants
    Rudy Severeijns
    Department of Medical Psychology, University Hospital Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Pain 9:257-65. 2005
    ..Although the level of catastrophizing was successfully manipulated, more similar experiments are necessary in order to give a more definite answer on the possible causal status of pain catastrophizing...
  83. 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...
  84. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in chronic pain is more associated with beliefs about pain, than with pain intensity
    Inge E Lamé
    Pain Management and Research Centre, University Hospital Maastricht, P O Box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Pain 9:15-24. 2005
    ..The objectives of this study were to investigate pain cognitions and quality of life of chronic pain patients referred to a multi-disciplinary university pain management clinic and to search for predictors of quality of life...
  85. ncbi request reprint Disuse and physical deconditioning in the first year after the onset of back pain
    Eric J Bousema
    Health Promotion at Work, Mozartstraat 21, 6127 RJ Sittard, The Netherlands
    Pain 130:279-86. 2007
    ..Based on these results, we conclude that as to the assumption that patients with CLBP suffer from disuse and physical deconditioning empirical evidence is still lacking...
  86. ncbi request reprint Dutch translation of the fear of pain questionnaire: Factor structure, reliability and validity: a comment on
    Jeffrey Roelofs
    Eur J Pain 11:121-2. 2007