- Physically disabled patients with chronic pain, USA, 2013
- Survey name
- Unnamed study
- N = 39
- Non Response
- Questionnaire: Conputer Assisted Web Interview (CAWI)
- Authors's Label
- Positive Psychology Intervention
- Our Classification
1: N = 39 pre-post analysis (38 pre-follow up)
0: N = 38 pre-post analysis (30 pre-follow up)
- Participants were randomly assigned to:
1. POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY INTERVENTION
Participants first completed an adapted version of the Person-Activity Fit Diagnostic
online. The PAFD asks respondents to rate 10
different activities (eg, acts of kindness, socializing, physical activity, meditation) on 5 dimensions. The 4 activities that received the
highest ratings were identified as those that best matched the participants’ interests. The 4 exercises selected for each participant were then sent by email each on 1 to maximal 2 pages attached as a portable document format and imbedded in the email text. Participants were instructed to perform at least one of the exercises for at least 15 minutes, at least 1 day every week (including on bad days with higher than average levels of pain) for 8 weeks.
0: CONTROL GROUP.
Participants were instructed to be more attentive to their surroundings and write about 3 specific events or activities from the past 7
days for at least 15 minutes once a week for 8 weeks.
Observed Relation with Happiness
Intervention 14,1 17,4 16,0 +3,3 +1,9
Control 18.8 18.0 18,6 -0,8 -0,2
-DIFFERENCE +4,1 +2,1
Intervention +4,1% +2,4%
Control -1,0% -0,2%
-DIFFERENCE +5,1% +2,6%
Happiness assessed at:
T0 = baseline
T1 = post intervention
T2 = 2,5 month follow-up
Only change in positive affect T1-T0 statistically significant (p<0.05). No significant changes in negative affect and no significant effect of intervention on positive/negative affect in time.