Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF ISFAHAN MEDICAL SCHOOL (I.U.M.S)   4TH WEEK SEPTEMBER 2014 , Volume 32 , Number 295; Page(s) 1 To 10.
 
Paper: 

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF GROUP-BASED ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY ON PAIN-RELATED ANXIETY, ACCEPTANCE OF PAIN AND PAIN INTENSITY IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC PAIN

 
 
Author(s):  ANVARI MOHAMMAD HASAN, EBRAHIMI AMROLLAH*, TAHER NESHATDOOST HAMID, AFSHAR HAMID, ABEDI AHMAD
 
* PSYCHOSOMATIC RESEARCH CENTER AND DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, ISFAHAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, ISFAHAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Chronic pain is one of the most current multi-dimensional problems which that’s management requires medical and psychological interventions. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of group-based acceptance and commitment therapy on pain-related anxiety, acceptance of pain d pain intensity in Patients with Chronic Pain.
Methods: with randomized clinical trial method 30patients met entry criteria were selected from medical centers affiliated with Isfahan Medical University, using purposive sampling and divided randomly into two groups. Research instruments were Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire (CPAQ), Short Form of Pain-Related Anxiety Symptoms Scale (PASS-20), Pain Intensity Scale (PIS) and a demographic questionnaire. Experimental group were treated with acceptance and commitment therapy during the 8-session group 1.5 h. Follow up was two months after the last treatment session.
Findings: Acceptance and commitment therapy showed a reduction in pain related anxiety and pain intensity and increase of acceptance of pain (P
<0.05).
Conclusion: Findings indicates on effectiveness of this new behavioral therapy which is probably more appropriate for Iranian patients because of integrating behavioral therapy methods with eastern treatment techniques.

 
Keyword(s): ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY, CHRONIC PAIN, PAIN-RELATED ANXIETY, PAIN ACCEPTANCE
 
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