Appraisal of Effectiveness and Comparison of Cognitive Therapy Based on Meta-Theoretical Models and Meta-Cognitive Therapy on Thought Control and Reducing the Pain in Patients Suffering from Chronic Pain

Document Type : Original Article


1 دانشجوی دکتری روانشناسی دانشگاه پیام نور، تهران، ایران

2 استاد، گروه روانشناسی دانشگاه پیام نور، تهران، ایران


Introduction:Theaim of this study was to examin and compare the effectiveness of cognitive therapy Based on meta-theoretical models and meta-cognitive therapy on thought control and reducing the pain in patients suffering from chronic pain.
Method: This study was quasi-experimental with pretest-posttest and control group. The statistical population included all chronic pain patients aged over 30 years old who referred to Shahid Gholipur Hospital’s centers of Bukan city for treatment in 2015. 105 patients with chronic pain were selected among those who referred to these centers and assigned into the experimental and control groups randomly. The experimental groups received eight sessions of 90-minutes. The McGill Pain Questionnaire and Wells Score were used to collect data.
Results: The Results of multiple analysis of covariance indicated that there was a significant difference between three groups in posttest scores of thought control and reducing the pain. The results of post hoc test indicated more effective and more reliable effectiveness of meta-transtheoretical therapy rather than meta-cognitive model in post-test and follow-up of two months on thought control and reducing the pain.
Conclusion:  According to the results of this study, meta-transtheoretical therapy more increased in thought control and reducing the pain. Thus, mental health expert can use this treatment method for increasing patients’ thought control and reducing the pain


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