Cognitive mechanisms in comorbid insomnia and chronic pain

dc.contributorThorn, Beverly E.
dc.contributorHigginbotham, John C.
dc.contributor.advisorLichstein, Kenneth L.
dc.contributor.authorDillon, Haley Rebecca
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-01T14:47:14Z
dc.date.available2017-03-01T14:47:14Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.descriptionElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.description.abstractThe present study examined the relation between pain catastrophizing, pre-sleep arousal (PSA), and insomnia severity in chronic pain patients. Forty-eight outpatients with chronic pain (duration of 6 months or more) completed self-report measures of health, mood, pain, and sleep. A hierarchical regression analysis was conducted to determine the relative contributions of pain catastrophizing, cognitive PSA, and somatic PSA to the prediction of scores on the Insomnia Severity Index, while controlling for age, sex, education level, depression severity, symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), and pain intensity. Results showed that pain catastrophizing accounted for unique variance in insomnia severity, independent of pain intensity and other control variables. However, when cognitive and somatic PSA were taken into account, the significance of cognitive PSA rendered pain catastrophizing non-significant. Research and clinical work should explore how cognitive variables (such as pain catastrophizing) may be linked to the pre-sleep arousal in comorbid insomnia.en_US
dc.format.extent48 p.
dc.format.mediumelectronic
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.otheru0015_0000001_0000710
dc.identifier.otherDillon_alatus_0004M_10740
dc.identifier.urihttps://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1215
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.hasversionborn digital
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.rightsAll rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.en_US
dc.subjectClinical psychology
dc.titleCognitive mechanisms in comorbid insomnia and chronic painen_US
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etdms.degree.departmentUniversity of Alabama. Department of Psychology
etdms.degree.disciplinePsychology
etdms.degree.grantorThe University of Alabama
etdms.degree.levelmaster's
etdms.degree.nameM.A.
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