Chronic pain is a multidimensional, idiosyncratic, private and subjective experience, influenced by biological, psychological, sociocultural and spiritual/religious factors, with a significant economic and social impact for societies and countries. Resilience and religiosity can be a protective factor in people with chronic pain. The association between religiosity and measures of adjustment in people with chronic pain might be explained by the association between religiosity and resilience, on one hand, and by the association between resilience and adjustment on the other. This study aims to: (1) study the direct and independent effects of religiosity and resilience on well-being; (2) study the direct effects of religiosity on resilience, in Portuguese people with chronic pain. The sample consisted of 93 adult participants with chronic pain for at least 3 months. Participants competed a sociodemographic questionnaire, and measures of subjective well-being (PANAS-10), resilience (CD-RISC-10) and religiosity (BIAC-P). The results of this study show that resilience, unlike religiosity, predicts subjective well-being in this sample. These results show that resilience, but not religiosity, is a protective factor and a resource in Portuguese people with chronic pain.
|Translated title of the contribution||Association between religiosity, resilience and subjective well-being in people with chronic pain.|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
- Chronic pain
- Subjective well-being