Date of Award

2008

Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name

M.Sc.

Department

Nursing

First Advisor

Cheri Hernandez

Keywords

Health and environmental sciences, Psychology

Rights

info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Abstract

Despite advances in understanding pain processes, chronic non-malignant pain (CNP) remains a complex and challenging condition which affects all aspects of the sufferer's life. Integration is defined as an ongoing process in which the person with CNP evolves, becoming a mentally and physically stronger individual and creating a sense of harmony and control in one's life. Facilitation of the integration process may be a key intervention for health care providers working with individuals with CNP. Thus the aim of this study was to develop a tool to measure levels of integration to CNP. The newly-developed tool, the Chronic Pain Impact Questionnaire (CPIQ), demonstrated content validity, internal consistency reliability, stability, and concurrent validity when correlated with the Hearth Hope Index (Herth, 1992) and the EuroQol (EuroQol Group, 1990). In addition, the two CPIQ subscales, intrapersonal reciprocality and psychoemotional adjustment, demonstrated internal consistency reliability and beginning evidence for construct validity.

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