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Pain Fear Avoidance and Pain Acceptance: A Cross-Sectional Study Comparing Their Influence on Adjustment to Chronic Pain Across Three Samples of Patients.

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Pain Fear Avoidance and Pain Acceptance: A Cross-Sectional Study Comparing Their Influence on Adjustment to Chronic Pain Across Three Samples of Patients.

Ann Behav Med. 2013 Apr 13;

Authors: Esteve R, Ramírez-Maestre C

Abstract
BACKGROUND: Prior studies found that pain fear avoidance and pain acceptance are significantly associated with adjustment to chronic pain. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to compare the influence of pain fear avoidance and pain acceptance on adjustment to chronic pain across three samples: patients with chronic back pain treated at primary care centres, patients with heterogeneous pain conditions treated at a pain clinic and patients with pain associated with inflammatory bowel disease. METHODS: Structural equation modelling was used to test for differences between groups in the linear relationships between variables. RESULTS: The model had the best fit for the group of patients with back pain. Three significant relationships were equal across the groups: experiential avoidance on pain fear avoidance, pain intensity on pain fear avoidance, and pain fear avoidance on negative mood. CONCLUSIONS: The associations between both pain fear avoidance and pain acceptance and adjustment to chronic pain vary depending on the pain condition and the type of health care centres where the patients are treated.

PMID: 23585191 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]