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Disposition and adjustment to chronic pain.
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PMID:  23338768     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Several empirical studies have shown that personal characteristics act as differential variables, which determine how pain is experienced and how the chronic pain patient adjusts to pain. The main aim of the present research is to review the relationships between some dispositional characteristics and pain adjustment. Taking into account the empirical literature, 6 personality traits that are relevant to the pain experience have been selected: neuroticism, anxiety sensitivity, and experiential avoidance as risk factors that increase the probability of patients experiencing a disability; and extraversion, optimism, and resilience as personal resources that increase their capacity to manage pain effectively. The results suggest that it would be useful to include an assessment of normal personality structure during the multi-dimensional evaluation of a person with chronic pain. Understanding these individual personality characteristics will aid in designing pain intervention programs and help predict possible treatment outcomes.
Carmen Ramírez-Maestre; Rosa Esteve
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current pain and headache reports     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1534-3081     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Pain Headache Rep     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100970666     Medline TA:  Curr Pain Headache Rep     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  312     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamiento Psicológico, Facultad de Psicología, Universidad de Málaga, Campus de Teatinos, 29071, Málaga, Spain,
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