Journal of Behavioral Medicine

, Volume 17, Issue 5, pp 511–522

The Pain Anxiety Symptoms Scale: Psychometric properties in a community sample

Authors

  • Augustine Osman
    • Department of PsychologyUniversity of Northern Iowa
  • Francisco X. Barrios
    • Department of PsychologyUniversity of Northern Iowa
  • Joylene R. Osman
    • Department of PsychologyUniversity of Northern Iowa
  • Raelynn Schneekloth
    • Department of PsychologyUniversity of Northern Iowa
  • Josh A. Troutman
    • Department of PsychologyUniversity of Northern Iowa
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01857923

Cite this article as:
Osman, A., Barrios, F.X., Osman, J.R. et al. J Behav Med (1994) 17: 511. doi:10.1007/BF01857923

Abstract

This study investigated the factor structure and psychometric properties of the Pain Anxiety Symptoms Scale (PASS). The PASS assesses four components of pain-related anxiety: cognitive, fear, escapelavoidance, and physiological. Confirmatory factor analyses provided support for both the one-factor and the four-factor structures reported for samples of clinic-referred pain patients. The alpha coefficients were high for the PASS subscales. Significant gender differences were obtained on the PASS total and subscale scores. Convergent and divergent validity estimates of the PASS were also assessed. Results may be used to evaluate the responses of clinic-referred pain patients.

Key Words

painanxietyPain Anxiety Symptoms Scaleconfirmatory factor analyses
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