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Trauma symptoms, temperament traits, social support and the intensity of pain in a Polish sample of patients suffering from chronic pain
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Journal of Trauma & Treatment

ISSN: 2167-1222

Open Access

Trauma symptoms, temperament traits, social support and the intensity of pain in a Polish sample of patients suffering from chronic pain


Annual Congress and Medicare Expo on Trauma & Critical Care

March 07-09, 2016 Madrid, Spain

Marcin Rzeszutek

University of Finance and Management in Warsaw, Poland

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Trauma Treat

Abstract :

The aim of the current study was to investigate the relationship between the intensity of pain, treated as the explained variable, and the level of trauma symptoms, as appear in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), temperament traits postulated by the Regulative Theory of Temperament and aspects of social support among patients suffering from chronic pain (arthritis and low-back pain). To assess the intensity of pain among participants we used the Numerical Rating Scale (NRS-11). The level of trauma symptoms was assessed with the PTSD Factorial Version inventory (PTSD-F). Temperament was measured with the Formal Characteristics of Behaviour ├ó┬?┬? Temperament Inventory (FCB-TI). Social support was tested with the Berlin Social Support Scales (BSSS). The results of our study suggest that significant predictors of pain intensity among chronic pain sufferers were trauma symptoms. We also noticed that some temperament traits (i.e., emotional reactivity) increased the level of global trauma symptoms, which, in turn, intensified the level of pain. In addition, we showed that global trauma symptoms decreased the support participants actually received.

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