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Effects of Eight-Week-Web-Based Mindfulness Training on Pain Intensity, Pain Acceptance, and Life Satisfaction in Individuals With Chronic Pain
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2016 (English)In: Psychological Reports, ISSN 0033-2941, E-ISSN 1558-691X, Vol. 119, no 3, 586-607 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study examined the effects of an eight-week-web-based mindfulness programdesigned for individuals with chronic pain. A sample of 107 participants with chronicpain (M¼51.0 years, SD¼9.3) were randomly assigned to a treatment group and acontrol group. The mindfulness program involved 20 minutes of training per day, sixdays a week, for eight weeks. During this period, the control group was invited to anonline discussion forum involving pain-related topics. A total of 77 participantscompleted the postintervention assessment (n¼36 in the treatment group, n¼41in the control group). The group assigned to mindfulness training showed increasedmindfulness skills (Cohen’s d¼1.18), reduced pain intensity (d¼0.47–0.82), reducedpain-related interference/suffering (d¼0.39–0.85), heightened pain acceptance(d¼0.66), reduced affective distress (d¼0.67), and higher ratings of life satisfaction(d¼0.54) following the training with no or minor changes up for the control group(d values 0.01–0.23), a pattern substantiated by significant group-by-time interactions.Despite limitations of this study, including a less than ideal control groupto isolate effects of mindfulness and lack of a long-term follow-up, the results appearpromising and may motivate further investigations.

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Sage Publications, 2016. Vol. 119, no 3, 586-607 p.
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Chronic pain, mindfulness, web-based training
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-129454DOI: 10.1177/0033294116675086ISI: 000387150700002PubMedID: 27780873OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-129454DiVA: diva2:1060675
Available from: 2016-12-29 Created: 2016-12-29 Last updated: 2017-01-10Bibliographically approved

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