Last updated on July 2019

Evaluation of Attachment Self-compassion and Coping Strategies in Chronic Pain Patients


Brief description of study

Compare the self-compassionate score by type of attachment, "safe" or "insecure", in chronic pain patients.

Detailed Study Description

Attachment theory proposes a theoretical model that helps us explain how the process of developing interpersonal relationships can affect the search for care and the response of individuals to an illness.

Self-compassion is a concept developed by Kristin Neff. It refers to the disposition of each individual to contain their feelings of suffering by a feeling of warmth, connection and care.

The coping corresponds to the answers, the reactions, that the individual will develop to control, reduce or simply tolerate the aversive situation. Coping can take the form of cognitions, affects and behaviors that an individual will put in place to deal with a situation.

The three concepts (attachment, self-compassion, coping) seem to be interrelated, and they contribute to the explanation and management of chronic pain, in the spectrum of the bio-psycho-social model of pain. Yet no study has measured these three variables together in chronic pain patients

Chronic and Newly Assisted Patients at CETD (Neurosurgery Department, Pain Assessment and Treatment Center) (ie any patient seen for the first time in pain center, and included in the research during one of the three medical consultations preliminary to overall care at the CETD).

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03845816

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