Psychological resilience predicts decreases in pain catastrophizing through positive emotions. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Chronic Disease
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Models, Psychological
  • New York City
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Sex Factors
  • Socioeconomic Factors

MeSH Major

  • Catastrophization
  • Emotions
  • Pain
  • Pain Measurement
  • Resilience, Psychological
  • Stress, Psychological

abstract

  • The study used a daily process design to examine the role of psychological resilience and positive emotions in the day-to-day experience of pain catastrophizing. A sample of 95 men and women with chronic pain completed initial assessments of neuroticism, psychological resilience, and demographic data, and then completed short diaries regarding pain intensity, pain catastrophizing, and positive and negative emotions every day for 14 consecutive days. Multilevel modeling analyses indicated that independent of level of neuroticism, negative emotions, pain intensity, income, and age, high-resilient individuals reported greater positive emotions and exhibited lower day-to-day pain catastrophizing compared with low-resilient individuals. Mediation analyses revealed that psychologically resilient individuals rebound from daily pain catastrophizing through experiences of positive emotion. Implications for research on psychological resilience, pain catastrophizing, and positive emotions are discussed. (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved.

publication date

  • September 2010

has subject area

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Catastrophization
  • Chronic Disease
  • Emotions
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Models, Psychological
  • New York City
  • Pain
  • Pain Measurement
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Resilience, Psychological
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Sex Factors
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Stress, Psychological

Research

keywords

  • Journal Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3626095

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/a0019384

PubMed ID

  • 20853962

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 516

end page

  • 523

volume

  • 25

number

  • 3