Toward a theoretical model for mindfulness-based pain management

Journal article


Day, Melissa Anne, Jensen, Mark P., Ehde, Dawn M. and Thorn, Beverly E.. (2014) Toward a theoretical model for mindfulness-based pain management. Journal of Pain. 15(7), pp. 691 - 703. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2014.03.003
AuthorsDay, Melissa Anne, Jensen, Mark P., Ehde, Dawn M. and Thorn, Beverly E.
Abstract

Mindfulness, as both a process and a practice, has received substantial research attention across a range of health conditions, including chronic pain. Previously proposed mechanisms underlying the potential health-related benefits of mindfulness and mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) are based on a strong theoretical background. However, to date, an empirically grounded, integrated theoretical model of the mechanisms of MBIs within the context of chronic pain has yet to be proposed. This is a surprising gap in the literature given the exponential growth of studies reporting on the benefits of MBIs for heterogeneous chronic pain conditions. Moreover, given the importance of determining how, and for whom, psychological interventions for pain management are effective, it is imperative that this gap in the literature be addressed. The overarching aim of the current theoretical paper was to propose an initial integrated, theoretically driven, and empirically based model of the mechanisms of MBIs for chronic pain management. Theoretical and research implications of the model are discussed. The theoretical considerations proposed herein can be used to help organize and guide future research that will identify the mechanisms underlying the benefits of mindfulness-based treatments, and perhaps psychosocial treatments more broadly, for chronic pain management.

KeywordsChronic pain; mindfulness; meditation; theory; theoretical model; mechanisms
Year2014
JournalJournal of Pain
Journal citation15 (7), pp. 691 - 703
PublisherChurchill Livingstone Inc.
ISSN1526-5900
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2014.03.003
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84903544020
Page range691 - 703
Research GroupSchool of Philosophy
Place of publicationUnited States of America
Permalink -

https://acuresearchbank.acu.edu.au/item/8604z/toward-a-theoretical-model-for-mindfulness-based-pain-management

Restricted files

Publisher's version

  • 2
    total views
  • 0
    total downloads
  • 1
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month
These values are for the period from 19th October 2020, when this repository was created.

Export as

Related outputs

A content review of cognitive process measures used in pain research within adult populations
Day, Melissa A., Lang, Cathryne P., Newton-John, Toby R. O., Ehde, Dawn M. and Jensen, M. P.. (2017) A content review of cognitive process measures used in pain research within adult populations. European Journal of Pain. 21(1), pp. 45 - 60. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejp.917
A placebo-controlled trial of midazolam as an adjunct to morphine patient-controlled analgesia after spinal surgery
Day, Melissa Anne, Rich, Martha Anne, Thorn, Beverly E., Berbaum, Michael L. and Mangieri, Eugene A.. (2014) A placebo-controlled trial of midazolam as an adjunct to morphine patient-controlled analgesia after spinal surgery. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. 26(4), pp. 300 - 308. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinane.2013.12.011
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for the Treatment of Headache Pain
Day, Melissa, Thorn, Beverly, Ward, L, Rubin, Nancy, Hickman, Steven, Scogin, Forrest and Kilgo, Gary. (2014) Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for the Treatment of Headache Pain. Clinical Journal of Pain. 30(2), pp. 152 - 161. https://doi.org/10.1097/AJP.0b013e318287a1dc
The Continuing Evolution of Biopsychosocial Interventions for Chronic Pain
Day, Melissa, Thorn, Beverly and Burns, John. (2012) The Continuing Evolution of Biopsychosocial Interventions for Chronic Pain. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy. 26(2), pp. 114 - 129. https://doi.org/10.1891/0889-8391.26.2.114
Is reduction in pain catastrophizing a therapeutic mechanism specific to cognitive-behavioral therapy for chronic pain?
Burns, John, Day, Melissa and Thorn, Beverly. (2012) Is reduction in pain catastrophizing a therapeutic mechanism specific to cognitive-behavioral therapy for chronic pain? Translational Behavioral Medicine: practice, policy, research. 2(1), pp. 22 - 29. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13142-011-0086-3
The Communal Coping Model of Catastrophizing : Patient-Health Provider Interactions
Tsui, Patricia, Day, Melissa, Thorn, Beverly, Rubin, Nancy, Alexander, Chelley and Jones, Richard. (2012) The Communal Coping Model of Catastrophizing : Patient-Health Provider Interactions. Pain Medicine. 13(1), pp. 66 - 79. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1526-4637.2011.01288.x
Randomized trial of group cognitive behavioral therapy compared with a pain education control for low-literacy rural chronic pain population
Thorn, Beverly, Day, Melissa, Burns, John, Kuhajda, Melissa, Gaskins, Susan, Sweeney, Kelly, McConley, Regina, Ward, L Charles and Cabbil, Chalanda. (2011) Randomized trial of group cognitive behavioral therapy compared with a pain education control for low-literacy rural chronic pain population. Pain. 152(12), pp. 2710 - 2720. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pain.2011.07.007
Literacy and Cultural Adaptations for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in a Rural Pain Population
Kuhajda, Melissa, Thorn, Beverly, Gaskins, Susan, Day, Melissa and Cabbil, Chalanda. (2011) Literacy and Cultural Adaptations for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in a Rural Pain Population. Translational Behavioral Medicine: practice, policy, research. 1(2), pp. 216 - 223. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13142-011-0026-2
A Qualitative Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing a Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment with Educaton
Day, Melissa, Thorn, Beverly and Kapoor, Shweta. (2011) A Qualitative Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing a Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment with Educaton. The Journal Of Pain. 12(9), pp. 941 - 952. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2011.02.354
Race and Sex Differences in Primary Appraisals, Catastrophizing, and Experimental Pain Outcomes
Forsythe, Laura, Thorn, Beverly, Day, Melissa and Shelby, Grace. (2011) Race and Sex Differences in Primary Appraisals, Catastrophizing, and Experimental Pain Outcomes. The Journal Of Pain. 12(5), pp. 563 - 572. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2010.11.003
The relationship of demographic and pschosocial variables to pain-related outcomes in a rural chronic pain population
Day, Melissa and Thorn, Beverly. (2010) The relationship of demographic and pschosocial variables to pain-related outcomes in a rural chronic pain population. Pain. 151(2), pp. 467 - 474. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pain.2010.08.015
The relationship of demographic and psychosocial variables to pain-related outcomes in a rural chronic pain population
Day, Melissa and Thorn, Beverly. (2010) The relationship of demographic and psychosocial variables to pain-related outcomes in a rural chronic pain population. Pain. 151(2), pp. 467 - 474. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pain.2010.08.015