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Necessary Components for Psychological Treatment of Chronic Pain: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis

Batho, Anna; (2020) Necessary Components for Psychological Treatment of Chronic Pain: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis. Doctoral thesis (D.Clin.Psy), UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

Overview: The present thesis considers and utilises a relatively new form of meta-analysis, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), to understand the necessary components of psychological treatment of Chronic Pain (CP). This volume has three parts, a literature review, empirical paper and critical appraisal of the empirical paper. The literature review considers existing research relating to CP models, theory and treatment as well as the background, principles and methods used in QCA. It then explores the empirical use of QCA in Clinical Health Psychology to date which, to date, has been limited. The empirical paper is a QCA identifying some of the necessary components of psychological treatment of Chronic Pain. It suggests that, in general, behavioural methods of CP treatment are necessary to improve distress and disability levels and that an additive effect of offering multiple interventions within one treatment programme for CP cannot be assumed. The critical appraisal reflects on the experience of the author in conducting a relatively new form of meta-analysis in the field of CP, its challenges and benefits.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Qualification: D.Clin.Psy
Title: Necessary Components for Psychological Treatment of Chronic Pain: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis
Event: UCL
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © The Author 2020. Original content in this thesis is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) Licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Any third-party copyright material present remains the property of its respective owner(s) and is licensed under its existing terms. Access may initially be restricted at the author’s request.
Keywords: pain, chronic, psychology, QCA, meta-analysis, treatment, therapy
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10110486
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