Time to gain trust and change: - experiences of attachment and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy among patients with chronic pain and psychiatric co-morbidity
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 9, 24420Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The treatment of patients with chronic pain disorders is complex. In the rehabilitation of these patients, coping with chronic pain is seen as important. The aim of this study was to explore the meaning of attachment and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (CT) among patients with chronic pain and psychiatric co-morbidity. A phenomenological approach within a lifeworld perspective was used. In total, 10 patients were interviewed after completion of 7- to 13-month therapy. The findings reveal that the therapy and the process of interaction with the therapist were meaningful for the patients’ well-being and for a better management of pain. During the therapy, the patients were able to initiate a movement of change. Thus, CT with focus on attachment and mindfulness seems to be of value for these patients. The therapy used in this study was adjusted to the patients’ special needs, and a trained psychotherapist with a special knowledge of patients with chronic pain might be required.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CoAction Publishing, 2014. Vol. 9, 24420
Phenomenology, lived experiences, lifeworld, cognitive therapy, attachment, mindfulness, chronic pain, psychosocial issues
Research subject Medical sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-10095DOI: 10.3402/qhw.v9.24420ISI: 000341134600001PubMedID: 25138653ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84906971543OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-10095DiVA: diva2:755712