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Human Studies

2021 Mar 23

Pain Med

Process-outcome associations in an interdisciplinary treatment for chronic pain and comorbid mental disorders based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.



Numerous studies support the effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for chronic pain, yet little research has been conducted about its underlying mechanisms of change, especially regarding patients with comorbid mental disorders. The present investigation addressed this issue by examining associations of processes targeted by ACT (pain acceptance, mindfulness, psychological flexibility) and clinical outcomes (pain intensity, somatic symptoms, physical health, mental health, depression, general anxiety).