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dc.contributor.advisorKatz, Joel D
dc.creatorWicks, Claire Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-20T16:33:37Z
dc.date.available2016-09-20T16:33:37Z
dc.date.copyright2015-10-19
dc.date.issued2016-09-20
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/32147
dc.description.abstractThe present study aimed to validate the psychometric properties of the Sensitivity to Pain Traumatization Scale (SPTS), which measures the propensity to develop anxiety-related somatic, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral responses to pain the resemble features of a traumatic reaction. The factor structure, reliability, and construct validity of the scale were evaluated using a sample of 108 patients that reported chronic pain post-cardiac surgery. Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) was used to test the underlying organizational hierarchy of the scale, and it was found to have a one-factor structure, consistent with previous research (e.g. Kleiman et al., 2011; Roosen, 2009). The 12-item SPTS demonstrated promising psychometric properties, including excellent reliability, and good preliminary construct validity. The results of the analyses suggest that the scale is reliable for use in various settings. Additionally, 12-item SPTS scores were correlated with current pain intensity ratings, and were higher in women compared with men.
dc.language.isoen
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dc.subjectPsychology
dc.titleValidation of the Sensitivity to Pain Traumatization Scale (SPTS) in a Clinical Sample of Post-Cardiac Surgery Patients With Persistent Pain
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.disciplinePsychology(Functional Area: Clinical Psychology)
dc.degree.nameMA - Master of Arts
dc.degree.levelMaster's
dc.date.updated2016-09-20T16:33:37Z
dc.subject.keywordsPain
dc.subject.keywordsChronic pain
dc.subject.keywordsAnxiety
dc.subject.keywordsExploratory factor analysis
dc.subject.keywordsReliability
dc.subject.keywordsValidity
dc.subject.keywordsCardiac
dc.subject.keywordsSurgery
dc.subject.keywordsPsychometrics
dc.subject.keywordsTrauma
dc.subject.keywordspost-traumatic stress disorder
dc.subject.keywordsPTSD


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