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Title: Necessary components for psychological treatment of chronic pain : a qualitative comparative analysis
Author: Batho, Anna
ISNI:       0000 0005 0288 4409
Awarding Body: UCL (University College London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2020
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Overview: The present thesis considers and utilises a relatively new form of meta-analysis, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), to understand the necessary components of psychological treatment of Chronic Pain (CP). This volume has three parts, a literature review, empirical paper and critical appraisal of the empirical paper. The literature review considers existing research relating to CP models, theory and treatment as well as the background, principles and methods used in QCA. It then explores the empirical use of QCA in Clinical Health Psychology to date which, to date, has been limited. The empirical paper is a QCA identifying some of the necessary components of psychological treatment of Chronic Pain. It suggests that, in general, behavioural methods of CP treatment are necessary to improve distress and disability levels and that an additive effect of offering multiple interventions within one treatment programme for CP cannot be assumed. The critical appraisal reflects on the experience of the author in conducting a relatively new form of meta-analysis in the field of CP, its challenges and benefits.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.822730  DOI: Not available
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