Avoidance and cognitive fusion--central components in pain related disability? Development and preliminary validation of the Psychological Inflexibility in Pain Scale (PIPS).

@article{Wicksell2008AvoidanceAC,
  title={Avoidance and cognitive fusion--central components in pain related disability? Development and preliminary validation of the Psychological Inflexibility in Pain Scale (PIPS).},
  author={Rikard K. Wicksell and Jonas Ren{\"o}f{\"a}lt and Gunnar L. Olsson and Frank W. Bond and Lennart Melin},
  journal={European journal of pain},
  year={2008},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={491-500}
}
Acceptance of pain and other associated negative private experiences has received increasing attention in recent years. This approach is in stark contrast to the traditional approach of reducing or controlling symptoms of pain. The empirical support for treatments emphasizing exposure and acceptance, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, is growing. However, to date, few instruments exist to assess the core processes in these types of treatments. This study describes the development and… CONTINUE READING

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