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Title: Changes in pain-related beliefs, coping, and catastrophizing predict changes in pain intensity, pain interference, and psychological functioning in individuals with myotonic muscular dystrophy and facioscapulohumeral dystrophy
Author: Nieto Luna, Rubén  
Raichle, Katherine A.
Jensen, Mark P.
Miró Martínez, Jordi
Others: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3)
University of Washington
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Keywords: myotonic dystrophy
facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
psychological factors
Issue Date: 17-Apr-2011
Publisher: Clinical Journal of Pain
Citation: Nieto Luna, R., Raichle, K., Jensen, M. & Miró Martínez, J. (2012). Changes in Pain-related Beliefs, Coping, and Catastrophizing Predict Changes in Pain Intensity, Pain Interference, and Psychological Functioning in Individuals With Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy and Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy. Clinical Journal of Pain, 28(1), 47-54. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e31822019b1
Project identifier: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/P01 HD33988
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Abstract: The primary aim of this study was to test hypothesized associations between changes in psychological variables (i.e., pain beliefs, catastrophizing and coping strategies) and changes in pain intensity and related adjustment (i.e., pain interference and psychological functioning) in individuals with Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy (MMD) and Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD). Methods: A sample of 107 adults with a diagnosis of MMD or FSHD, reporting pain in the past three months, completed assessments at two time-points, separated by about 24 months. Results showed that changes in pain-related psychological variables were significantly associated with changes in psychological functioning, pain intensity and pain interference. Specifically, increases in the belief that emotion influences pain, and catastrophizing were associated with decreases in psychological functioning. Increases in the coping strategies of asking for assistance and resting, and the increases of catastrophizing were associated with increases in pain intensity. Finally, increases in pain intensity and asking for assistance were associated with increases in pain interference. Discussion: The results support the utility of the biopsychosocial model of pain for understanding pain and its impact in individuals with MMD or FSHD. These findings may inform the design and implementation of psychosocial pain treatments for people with muscular dystrophy and chronic pain.
Language: English
ISSN: 0749-8047MIAR
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