Resilience, automatic thoughts, distress, neuroticism in people with pain and role limitations due to physical health problems
People with pain and role limitations due to physical health problems display a higher risk of automatic thoughts and distress. In this context, the neurotic factor significantly contributes to the increase in emotional distress, while resilience plays a protective role on the cognitive and emotional system. Relationships among pain, resilience, automatic thoughts, neuroticism and distress have been researched in this study. We have used a questionnaire-based investigation for each construct. Results have shown that automatic thoughts and pain are predictors for both emotional distress as a whole and for its sub-factors: functional fear and sadness. The results also showed that resilience is a functional and dysfunctional predictor and that neuroticism is a predictor for functional fear. Studies have shown that resilience has a favorable impact on health, reducing emotional stress. Pain, automatic thoughts, neuroticism and distress represent factors of psychological vulnerability.
pain, resilience, automatic thoughts, neurotic, distress