Objectives: The present study analyses the relations of Acceptance, as measured by the Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire (CPAQ), and psychological outcomes in a sample of patients with fybromialgia. In particular, the objective is to explore whether the relations of Acceptance with psychological outcomes are mediated by catastrophising tendency. Methods: 49 patients with a diagnosis of fybromialgia completed the CPAQ, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, the Pain Anxiety Symptom Scale, and the Pain Catastrophizing Scale. Linear regression analyses were performed to test the hypothesised relations. Results: The tendency to catastrophise mediates the relations between CPAQ scores and anxiety, pain-related anxiety, and depression. Conclusions: The tendency to catastrophise is the mechanism through which Acceptance takes on psychological significance.

Acceptance and psychological outcomes: The mediating role of catastrophism

BERNINI, OLIVIA;BERROCAL MONTIEL, CARMEN
2009-01-01

Abstract

Objectives: The present study analyses the relations of Acceptance, as measured by the Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire (CPAQ), and psychological outcomes in a sample of patients with fybromialgia. In particular, the objective is to explore whether the relations of Acceptance with psychological outcomes are mediated by catastrophising tendency. Methods: 49 patients with a diagnosis of fybromialgia completed the CPAQ, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, the Pain Anxiety Symptom Scale, and the Pain Catastrophizing Scale. Linear regression analyses were performed to test the hypothesised relations. Results: The tendency to catastrophise mediates the relations between CPAQ scores and anxiety, pain-related anxiety, and depression. Conclusions: The tendency to catastrophise is the mechanism through which Acceptance takes on psychological significance.
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