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Human Studies

2020 Jun 09

Clin J Pain

What Works? Processes of Change in a Transdiagnostic Exposure Treatment for Patients with Chronic Pain and Emotional Problems.


Södermark M, Linton SJ, Hesser H, Flink I, Gerdle B, Boersma K
Clin J Pain. 2020 Jun 09.
PMID: 32520820.


We recently developed a transdiagnostic exposure treatment ("the hybrid treatment") for chronic pain patients with concurrent emotional difficulties. This paper investigates the hypothesized treatment processes, specifically: a) if changes on pain-related dysregulation (catastrophizing, fear-avoidance and non-acceptance of pain) and general emotion dysregulation (difficulties to regulate a broad spectrum of emotional responses) mediate effects on outcomes; and b) if mediation is more pronounced for patients who score higher on these processes pre-treatment.