In collaboration with Payame Noor University and Iranian Health Psychology Association

Document Type : Scientific Research


1 Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Payam-E- Noor University, Tehran, Iran

2 Ph.D student of Psychology, Psychosomatic Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

3 Professor, Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry,University of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran


Objective: Psychological inflexibility and mindfulness represent two important constructs of the new generation of cognitive behavioral therapy that in recent years has attracted attention of many researchers especially in the chronic health problems area. Thus, the purpose of the present study was to assess the relationships psychological inflexibility and pain acceptance with resiliency in chronic pain patients. Method: This study is descriptive and correlational. 218 patients with chronic pain (63 male and 155 female) of 4 clinical and imaging centers in Isfahan were selected by census sampling during 7 months and filled out three questionnaires: Psychological Inflexibility in Pain Scale (PIPS), Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire (CAPQ) and Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC). Data was analyzed using Pearson correlation and multiple regressions. Findings: The results showed that psychological inflexibility had significantly reverse relationship and pain acceptance direct relationship with resiliency in chronic pain patients. Moreover, the results of regression analysis showed that psychological inflexibility predicts 20 percentages and pain acceptance 20 percentages of resiliency scores in these patients. Conclusion: The results of the study support the role of processes of acceptance and commitment therapy, especially psychological inflexibility and pain acceptance in resiliency of chronic pain patients.

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