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Development and evaluation of a questionnaire for daily measurements with chronic pain patients: A pilot study based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Oevermann, Luisa (2011) Development and evaluation of a questionnaire for daily measurements with chronic pain patients: A pilot study based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

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Abstract:In the context of this paper, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) was introduced. ACT is a new therapy that seeks to increase the psychological flexibility through processes like acceptance of negative experiences and the determination of personal values. A couple of studies show ACT to be effective for patients suffering from chronic pain. No studies are available about the suitability of ACT for daily measurements, so the paper at hand aims at the development and evaluation of a questionnaire for daily measurements with chronic pain patients. Items for the questionnaire were newly formulated and taken from existing questionnaires. This paper contains two parts of research: In the first part, ten participants responded to a questionnaire by Three-Step Test Interview. The purpose was to find the most suitable items, especially for a new concept: „values-based living‟. In the second part, three participants responded daily, for two weeks, to the chosen items from the first part. This part aimed at examining how the items function during daily measurements. The researcher was successful in developing a questionnaire for daily measurements and was able to evaluate the quality of items for daily measurements. Recommendations were given to improve further research with the questionnaire.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/60969
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