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dc.contributor.authorKarademas, Evangelos C.en
dc.contributor.authorKarekla, Mariaen
dc.contributor.authorFlouri, Magdalinien
dc.contributor.authorVasiliou,Vasilis S.en
dc.contributor.authorKasinopoulos, Orestisen
dc.contributor.authorPapacostas, Savvas S.en
dc.creatorKarademas, Evangelos C.en
dc.creatorKarekla, Mariaen
dc.creatorFlouri, Magdalinien
dc.creatorVasiliou,Vasilis S.en
dc.creatorKasinopoulos, Orestisen
dc.creatorPapacostas, Savvas S.en
dc.description.abstractObjective: The aim of this study was to examine the effects of experiential avoidance (EA) on the indirect relationship of chronic pain patients' illness representations to pain interference, through pain catastrophising Design and main outcome measure: The sample consisted of 162 patients diagnosed with an arthritis-related or a musculoskeletal disorder. The effects of EA on the pathway between illness representations, pain catastrophising and pain interference were examined with PROCESS, a computational tool for SPSS Results: After controlling for patient and illness-related variables and pain severity, the 'illness representations-pain catastrophising-pain interference' pathway was interrupted at the higher levels of EA. The reason was that, at the high levels of EA, either the relation of illness representations to pain catastrophising or the relation of pain catastrophising to pain interference was not statistically significant.; Conclusion: The findings indicate that EA is not a generalised negative response to highly aversive conditions, at least as far as the factors examined in this study are concerned. EA may rather reflect a coping reaction, the impact of which depends on its specific interactions with the other aspects of the self-regulation mechanism. At least in chronic pain, EA should become the focus of potential intervention only when its interaction with the illness-related self-regulation mechanism results in negative outcomes.;en
dc.sourcePsychology & Healthen
dc.subjectChronic painen
dc.subjectExperiential avoidanceen
dc.subjectIllness representationsen
dc.subjectPain interferenceen
dc.titleThe impact of experiential avoidance on the relations between illness representations, pain catastrophising and pain interference in chronic painen
dc.description.endingpage16Σχολή Κοινωνικών Επιστημών και Επιστημών Αγωγής / Faculty of Social Sciences and EducationΤμήμα Ψυχολογίας / Department of Psychology
dc.description.notesID: 28671480; Accession Number: 28671480. Language: English. Date Revised: 20170703. Date Created: 20170703. Update Code: 20170704. Publication Type: Journal Article. Journal ID: 8807983. Publication Model: Print-Electronic. Cited Medium: Internet. NLM ISO Abbr: Psychol Health. Linking ISSN: 08870446. Date of Electronic Publication: 2017 Jul 03. Current Imprints: Publication: : Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge; Original Imprints: Publication: Chur ; New York : Harwood Academic Publishers ; London : distributed by STBS Ltd., c1987-en
dc.contributor.orcidKarekla, Maria [0000-0001-7021-7908]

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