Learning to live with the pain: acceptance of pain predicts adjustment in persons with chronic pain

@article{McCracken1998LearningTL,
  title={Learning to live with the pain: acceptance of pain predicts adjustment in persons with chronic pain},
  author={Lance M McCracken},
  journal={Pain},
  year={1998},
  volume={74},
  pages={21-27}
}
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 in their best interest if the consequences include no reductions in pain and many missed opportunities for more satisfying and productive functioning. The purpose of this study was to examine acceptance of pain. One hundred and sixty adults with chronic pain provided responses to a questionnaire assessing… CONTINUE READING

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