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dc.contributor.authorElander, James
dc.contributor.authorKapadi, Romaana
dc.contributor.authorBateman, Antony H.
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-08T15:30:30Z
dc.date.available2021-02-08T15:30:30Z
dc.date.issued2021-02-01
dc.identifier.citationKapadi, R., Elander, J., & Bateman, A.H. (2021). 'A systematic review of evidence about the role of alexithymia in chronic back pain'. Health Psychology Update, 30(1), pp. 3-13.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0954-2027
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/625605
dc.description.abstractIndividuals with alexithymia struggle to make sense of their emotions. Alexithymia has been associated with a range of physical illnesses, but may influence different illnesses differently, so to understand the role of alexithymia in illness it is important to focus on specific conditions. This article reviews evidence from ten reports published between 2000 and 2018 of studies with samples of adults with chronic back pain that used the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS). The studies were conducted in Germany, Israel, Italy, Russia, Turkey and the USA. Eight studies involved clinical samples and two involved public transit workers. Studies that compared participants with high and low alexithymia consistently found associations with measures of pain. The findings show that more severe alexithymia plays a role in the experience of chronic back pain, and support the incorporation of alexithymia-related elements in interventions to help people with chronic back pain improve their emotional regulation and reduce their pain-related distress.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherBritish Psychological Societyen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://shop.bps.org.uk/health-psychology-update-vol-30-no-1-spring-2021en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectAlexithymiaen_US
dc.subjectChronic painen_US
dc.titleA systematic review of evidence about the role of alexithymia in chronic back painen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentRoyal Derby Spinal Centre, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trusten_US
dc.identifier.journalHealth Psychology Updateen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-12-03
refterms.dateFOA2021-02-08T15:30:30Z
dc.author.detail779740en_US


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