Acceptance-based treatment for persons with complex, long standing chronic pain: a preliminary analysis of treatment outcome in comparison to a waiting phase.

@article{McCracken2005AcceptancebasedTF,
  title={Acceptance-based treatment for persons with complex, long standing chronic pain: a preliminary analysis of treatment outcome in comparison to a waiting phase.},
  author={Lance M McCracken and Kevin E Vowles and Christopher Eccleston},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2005},
  volume={43 10},
  pages={1335-46}
}
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 from established treatments in that it does not principally focus on reducing pain, but on reducing the distressing and disabling influences of pain as they concern important areas in patients' lives. The present analyses represent a preliminary evaluation of an acceptance-based approach to chronic pain within an… CONTINUE READING
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