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Strategije suočavanja i reakcije značajnog drugog kod kronične boli


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Šeparović Kelemen, Tanja. (2011). Strategije suočavanja i reakcije značajnog drugog kod kronične boli. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Ivanec, Dragutin].

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The purpose of this study was to examine relationship between social support and coping, and both pain intensity and mood, in chronic pain patients. A total of 56 chronic pain outpatients completed the pain intensity and perception of significant other responses to their pain behavior questionnaire (MPI), pain coping strategies (CSQ-R), and anxiety and depression questionnaire (HADS). Greater perception of significant other punishing responses was related to both greater pain intensity and higher level of depressive simptoms, whereas greater perception of solicitious responses was related only to greater pain intensity. Greater catastrophizing in coping was related to higher level of depressive simptoms, and greater adaptive coping, such as distraction, distancing from pain, ignoring pain and self coping statements was related to a lower level of depressive simptoms. None of the coping strategies were related to pain intensity. Results indicate that punishing and solicitous responses should be addressed in the context of pain intensity and family functioning of chronic pain patients, and that coping strategies are possibly related to overall functioning of chronic pain patients through their relationship with mood variables rather than through their relationship with pain intensity.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chronic pain, Social support, Significant other responses, Pain coping
Subjects: Psychology > Zdravstvena psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Ivanec, Dragutin
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2012 08:11
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 23:20

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