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Stress coping strategies in thermal pain sensitive and insensitive healthy subjects
Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Pharmacology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Pharmacology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
2001 (English)In: International Journal of Nursing Practice, ISSN 1322-7114, E-ISSN 1440-172X, Vol. 7, no 3, 162-168 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to investigate stress coping strategies used in relation to heat and cold pain thresholds in healthy subjects. After using the Jalowiec Coping Scale, cold and heat pain thresholds were examined using the Quantitative Somatosensory Test in 47 healthy subjects. The participants were separated into thermal pain sensitive and insensitive groups, based on thermal pain perception. The results showed that subjects sensitive to thermal pain tended to adopt an emotive stress coping style significantly more commonly than the insensitive subjects. Furthermore, women displayed a marked preference for this style compared to men. The conclusion is that emotional stress coping did play a role in the perception of thermal pain in this group of healthy subjects and that clinical nursing interventions need to focus on the relationship between emotion and coping.

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2001. Vol. 7, no 3, 162-168 p.
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-27120DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-172X.2001.00258.xLocal ID: 11767OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-27120DiVA: diva2:247671
Available from: 2009-10-08 Created: 2009-10-08 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
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1. Identification of subgroups in experimental and chronic pain: Sensory, emotional and evaluative aspects
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Identification of subgroups in experimental and chronic pain: Sensory, emotional and evaluative aspects
2002 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

One hundred and two healthy subjects, 32 fibromyalgia patients and 12 chronic low back pain patients were included in the study. Quantitative sensory tests were performed to identify thermal hyperalgesia in the fibromyalgia group and to compare the results with those in healthy pain-free subjects. Different questionnaires were used to map pain and stress-coping strategies /styles. (Coping Strategy Questionnaire, Jalowiec Coping Scale) and quality of life (Life Satisfaction Questionnaire and the SF-36).

Both healthy subjects and fibromyalgia patients suffering from chronic pain could be subgrouped according to experimental pain perception. On comparing the fibromyalgia subgroups, differences in both stress and pain-coping strategies were found. Thus, the confrontative stress-coping style was used more in the thermal painsensitive group than the others. Furthermore, attention-diverting and catastrophising pain-coping strategies were more frequent.

The chronic back-pain patients who had decreased their catastrophising pain-coping strategy at the 3-year follow-up also perceived an improved quality of life at the 6-year follow-up.

When. self-scoring life satisfaction, thermal pain-sensitive fibromyalgia patients experienced significantly more physical symptoms than slightly cold pain-sensitive patients and healthy subjects. They also had sleep disturbances, more tender points, more affective hand pain and increased hand pain intensity.

The relation between sensation and emotion must be regarded as a product of a conscious mind while the emotional part of the pain sensation is not just a passive response to an external stimulus.

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Linköping: Linköpings universitet, 2002. 51 p.
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Linköping University Medical Dissertations, ISSN 0345-0082 ; 714
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-27538 (URN)12196 (Local ID)91-7373-156-0 (ISBN)12196 (Archive number)12196 (OAI)
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2002-01-11, Berzeliussalen, Hälsouniversitetet, Linköping, 13:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2009-10-08 Created: 2009-10-08 Last updated: 2012-09-18Bibliographically approved

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