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Acceptance of chronic pain: component analysis and a revised assessment method
&NA; Acceptance of chronic pain entails that an individual reduce unsuccessful attempts to avoid or control pain and focus instead on participation in valued activities and the pursuit of personallyExpand
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A short version of the Pain Anxiety Symptoms Scale (PASS-20): preliminary development and validity.
BACKGROUND Research has shown significant relations between fear and avoidance of pain and the suffering and disability of chronic pain. Effective measurement tools have formed the foundation forExpand
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The pain anxiety symptoms scale: development and validation of a scale to measure fear of pain
&NA; Fear of pain has been implicated in the development and maintenance of chronic pain behavior. Consistent with conceptualizations of anxiety as occurring within three response modes, this paperExpand
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“Attention” to pain in persons with chronic pain: A behavioral approach
Preoccupation with or attention to pain may influence perceived pain severity and other pain responses. The purpose of this study was to investigate attention to pain in persons with chronic pain.Expand
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Learning to live with the pain: acceptance of pain predicts adjustment in persons with chronic pain
&NA; When patients find their pain unacceptable they are likely to attempt to avoid it at all costs and seek readily available interventions to reduce or eliminate it. These efforts may not be inExpand
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Coping or acceptance: what to do about chronic pain?
Research and treatment of chronic pain over the past 20 or more years have tended to focus on patient coping as the primary behavioral contribution to adjustment. The purpose of the present study wasExpand
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Acceptance-based treatment for persons with complex, long standing chronic pain: a preliminary analysis of treatment outcome in comparison to a waiting phase.
The concept of acceptance is receiving increased attention as an alternate approach to the suffering that is often associated with persistent and disabling pain. This approach differs fromExpand
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Acceptance and values-based action in chronic pain: a study of treatment effectiveness and process.
Developing approaches within cognitive behavioral therapy are increasingly process-oriented and based on a functional and contextual framework that differs from the focus of earlier work. The presentExpand
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Cultural barriers to mammography, clinical breast exam, and breast self-exam among Chinese-American women 60 and older.
BACKGROUND This study examined screening utilization at least once and regular adherence to mammography, clinical breast exam, and breast self-exam among older Chinese-American women. METHOD OneExpand
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A prospective study of acceptance of pain and patient functioning with chronic pain
&NA; Acceptance of chronic pain is emerging as an important concept in understanding ways that chronic pain sufferers can remain engaged with valued aspects of life. Recent studies have reliedExpand
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