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Human Studies

2021 Jan 20

Eur J Pain

Mindful self-compassion program for chronic pain patients: A randomized controlled trial.


Torrijos-Zarcero M, Mediavilla R, Rodríguez-Vega B, Del Río-Diéguez M, López-Álvarez I, Rocamora-González C, Palao-Tarrero A
Eur J Pain. 2021 Jan 20.
PMID: 33471404.


Although evidence-based psychological treatments for chronic pain have been demonstrated to be effective for a variety of outcomes, modest effects observed in recent reviews indicate scope for improvement. Self-compassion promotes a proactive attitude towards self-care and actively seeking relief from suffering. Consequently, more compassionate people experience better physical, psychological, and interpersonal wellbeing.