Author

Duaa Kheirieh

Date of Award

7-30-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master Of Arts In Clinical Psychology

Colleges & School

College Of Arts And Sciences

First Advisor

Trevor F. Hyde, PhD

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Chronic pain; Neuroticism

Abstract

Chronic pain has been a frustrating diagnosis for many practitioners and patients throughout the years. The diagnosis does not provide practitioners with an objective way to evaluate patients. Thus, frustration ensues, leading practitioners to misdiagnose these patients, which in turn leaves patients with no relief. This study will investigate if diagnosed of chronic pain have any correlation with neurotic personality traits and lack of social support compared to their pain levels. Thirty patients from an orthopedics clinic who were diagnosed with chronic pain took this survey concerning personality traits, social support, and pain levels. A flyer was displayed at the three main locations. Also, patients were asked to volunteer for the study by physicians. The patients who agreed to participant were given a consent form, questionnaires, and an envelope in order to mail back the questionnaires. Multiple regression analysis was performed in order to examine the relationship between neurotic personality traits, social support, and pain levels. It was predicted that individuals who have neurotic personality traits and lack of social support system are more likely to report high levels of chronic pain.

Rights

On-Campus Access

OCLC Number

855220335.00

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