Background and aims: The aim of the study is to explore, longitudinally, the role of the construct of acceptance, as measured by the Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire (CPAQ), in the development of pain-related anxiety in chronic pain patients. Methods: 31 patients seeking treatment for chronic pain completed the Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire subscales (Activity Engagement-AE and Pain Willingness-PW) and the Pain Anxiety Symptom Scale (PASS), separated by an average of 12,6 months. Hierarchical regression analyses were performed. Results: Activity Engagement, but not Pain Willingness, was associated with the presence of pain related anxiety after 12.6 months. Conclusion: The incapacity to engage in the normal life activities regardless of pain seems to predict the development of pain related anxiety in patients with chronic pain.
Does acceptance of pain predict pain related anxiety in chronic pain patients? / O. Bernini; F. Cosci; C. Berrocal. - In: PSYCHOLOGIE IN DER MEDIZIN. - ISSN 1014-8167. - STAMPA. - (2010), pp. 5-5.
|Titolo:||Does acceptance of pain predict pain related anxiety in chronic pain patients?|
|Anno di registrazione:||2010|
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|Autori:||O. Bernini; F. Cosci; C. Berrocal|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1c - Abstract su rivista|
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