Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF RESEARCH AND HEALTH   2014 , Volume 4 , Number 1; Page(s) 570 To 574.
 
Paper: 

THE ROLE OF POSITIVE AFFECTION ON PREDICTING THE ASPECTS OF PAIN PERCEPTION IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

 
 
Author(s):  NIKMANESH ZAHRA*, ASKARI NAHID
 
* DEPARTMENT, SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF SISTAN AND BALUCHESTAN, ZAHEDAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Pain is a natural feeling, perception, emotion, and reflection of all human beings and often comes along with mental and health problems which is experienced physically (pain, disease, injury and consequently death) and mentally (sorrow, fear and despair). This study aims to investigate the role of positive affection on predicting the aspects of pain perception in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). This research is a correlational study. Forty three patients were selected by available sampling. The samples were member of MS patients associate and they were completed the questionnaires voluntary. The research instruments were positive and negative affect schedule and the experience and perception of suffering. The data were analyzed using the correlation and stepwise Regression methods. The result showed that there is negative and significant relationship between psychological suffering and positive affection, also, the results from stepwise regression for predicting the suffering perception showed that the positive affection predicted 0.27 of psychological suffering, so the positive affection is a negative predictor of psychological suffering in patients with MS. Thus, it is inferred that the positive affection has effects on pain perception of MS patients. Participating in group counseling sessions, and cultural and sport activities that improve the positive affections may have significant role in alleviating pain MS patients.

 
Keyword(s): AFFECT, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, PAIN PERCEPTION
 
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