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Positive well-being of people with a chronic pain disorder-The role of psychological inflexibility and engaged living

Schmelzer, Farina (2017) Positive well-being of people with a chronic pain disorder-The role of psychological inflexibility and engaged living.

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Abstract:The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between psychological inflexibility, engaged living and positive well-being in a sample of people with chronic pain. There is a research gap in the knowledge of factors which have a relationship with well-being in this special group. These people specially seem to be affected by pain in emotional, psychological and social parts of life. It is not yet clear why this is the case. A cross-sectional survey with 238 participants who suffered from chronic pain was used to investigate the relationship among the variables. The ‘Psychological inflexibility in pain scale’, the ‘Engaged living scale’ and the ‘Mental Health Continuum Short Form’ were utilized. The results showed that psychological inflexibility in pain had a significant, negative relationship with well-being and engaged living. However, well-being and engaged living had a significant, positive relationship. The results further indicated that psychological inflexibility and engaged living both significantly predicted positive well-being. Engaged living was a significant partial mediator between psychological inflexibility and well-being. More psychological factors in relation to psychological inflexibility, engaged living and well-being in people with chronic pain should be analysed in a longitudinal study to increase the knowledge about well-being in chronic pain.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/72975
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