miun.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The role of catastrophizing in vulvovaginal pain: Impact on pain and partner responses over time
Univ Örebro, Örebro.
Univ Örebro, Örebro.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Univ Örebro, Örebro.
2017 (English)In: Journal of applied biobehavioral research, ISSN 1071-2089, E-ISSN 1751-9861, Vol. 22, no 1, article id UNSP e12093Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this prospective study was to explore the role of catastrophizing in vulvovaginal pain. The study entails two research questions. The first question was whether catastrophizing predicts the occurrence of vulvovaginal pain. The second question focused on exploring the links between catastrophizing, partner responses and pain. Five hundred and ten women filled out questionnaires at two measurement points, 10months apart. The women were divided into three groups based on levels of catastrophizing. To study the first research question, the groups were used as predictors of pain at follow-up. To study the second research question, the groups were compared regarding their perceived solicitous partner responses. Subsequently, two mediation models were tested to explore whether catastrophizing mediated the relationship between solicitous partner responses and pain, cross-sectionally and longitudinally. Baseline levels of catastrophizing distinguished between pain and no pain 10months later. High catastrophizers reported higher levels of solicitous partner responses than low catastrophizers. The mediation analyses revealed catastrophizing as a significant mediator between solicitous partner responses and pain, cross-sectionally and over time. The findings support catastrophizing as being an important factor in women with vulvovaginal pain, cross-sectionally and over time.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. Vol. 22, no 1, article id UNSP e12093
Keywords [en]
pain catastrophizing, partner responses, vulvovaginal pain, women
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-30654DOI: 10.1111/jabr.12093ISI: 000398537400006Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85016096073OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-30654DiVA, id: diva2:1090438
Available from: 2017-04-24 Created: 2017-04-24 Last updated: 2017-12-18Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(877 kB)9 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 877 kBChecksum SHA-512
2322b0e545e4115e769a2789cebe4a349428e0f871e9ca40f5e4f990cefc0f8859590edc0be02dc92855590df47857d902582cc922586ec47562db23ca5b1377
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Authority records BETA

Thomtén, Johanna

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Thomtén, Johanna
By organisation
Department of Psychology
In the same journal
Journal of applied biobehavioral research
Psychology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 9 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 98 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf