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Raiisi F, Raisi H, Kolivand M. Predicting Pain Catastrophizing based on Pain Anxiety Symptoms and Cognitive Flexibility in Cancer Patients. IJMPP. 2022; 7 (3) :772-777
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1- Cognitive science of language, Cog- nitive Science. Institute for Cognitive Science Studies, Phase 4 of Pardis City, Tehran, Iran , elhamaraiisi@gmail.com
2- General Psychology, University of Al- ame Amini Behnamir, Mazandaran, Iran
3- Clinical Psychology, Department Islamic Azad University, Rodehen branch. Rodehen, Tehran, Iran
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Aims: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prediction of pain catastrophizing based on pain anxiety symptoms and cognitive flexibility in cancer patients
Method and Materials: In this cross-sectional study all cancer patients in Tehran in 2021-22 were the target population. Among this population  250 cancer patients were selected via candidate and at reach sampling method. Then the selected patients completed the Paknejadet al.`s Pain Anxiety Symptoms (2014), Sullivan et al. `s Pain Catastrophizing Pain (1995),and Dennis et al.`s (2010) Cognitive Flexibility Questionnaire. For data analysis, Pearson correlation and step by step regression analysis were used. Data were analyzed by SPSS-24.
Findings: There was a relationship between cognitive flexibility and pain anxiety symptoms with pain catastrophizing (P0.01>). The relationship between pain catastrophizing with pain anxiety symptoms was positive. However, there was a negative relationship between pain catastrophizing and cognitive flexibility. Moreover, catastrophizing pain could be predicted based on anxiety symptoms and cognitive flexibility.
Conclusion: To conclude, it seems in cancer patients some cognitive factors have important roles in pain catastrophizing as pain anxiety symptoms and cognitive flexibility.
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Article Type: Descriptive & Survey | Subject: Musculoskeletal Pain Prevention
Received: 2022/05/23 | Accepted: 2022/06/20 | Published: 2022/06/30

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