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Aandacht voor mindfulness en de invloed op pijn interferentie bij chronische pijnpatiënten

Kindler, S. (2014) Aandacht voor mindfulness en de invloed op pijn interferentie bij chronische pijnpatiënten.

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Abstract:Background: An intervention, based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), studied the effects of a self-guided online intervention for chronic pain patients (Trompetter et al., in druk). Primary outcome of the study was pain interference, that measures the degrees to which pain affects daily life (Trompetter et al., in druk). Pain interference was measured by the Multidimensional Pain Inventory (MPI) at the beginning of the intervention (baseline), at the end of the intervention (3 month) and after 6 month. Three groups were randomly assigned: experimental condition (ACT), Expressive writing en control condition. Participants of the experimental condition followed a 9 to 12 week program, during which they were asked to do daily some mindfulness exercises. Each week the participants reported their experiences in terms of feedback mails. Furthermore they reported the hours they averagely spend per week to the courses. Aim: This study analysed if the attention from the ACT-participants for mindfulness exercises in the e-mails and the hours, the participants spend on the courses, affects the outcome on pain interference. Method: Sample was chosen from the experimental condition (N=51). Attention to mindfulness was operationalized through keywords in de e-mails (referred to mindfulness) and hours, the participants spend on the courses. Keyword from the e-mails and the hours, the participants spend on the courses, were correlated with the MPI difference scores (baseline-3 month; baseline – 6 month). Results: The results show only a weak correlation between keywords and difference scores of the MPI. Furthermore there was no significant correlation between hours, participants spend on the courses and scores of the MPI. Conclusion: Results indicate a weak relation between attention for mindfulness in the e-mails and an improvement in pain interference. The hours, the participants weekly spend on the courses, has no influence to an improvement in pain interference.
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/65746
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