- •Pain catastrophizing is a serious problem for adults with acute spinal cord injury.
- •Catastrophizing is more likely in those who are depressive and anxious.
- •Risk of catastrophizing is greatest after discharge into the community.
- •Multiple factors contribute to risk of catastrophizing.
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This research was supported by a competitive grant from the Lifetime Care Support Authority (New South Wales, Australia): LTCSA 08/209.
The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.