Kerryn Rowe is currently enrolled in a Master of Psychology (Clinical) program at the University of New England, Armidale. She is currently looking for participants for her Master’s research project.
The aim of this study is to validate the “Engaged Living Scale” with Australians who experience chronic pain. The “Engaged Living Scale” is a questionnaire that measures a person’s awareness of their personal values, and the degree to which those values guide a person’s actions in everyday life.
The Engaged Living Scale helps to guide the choice of treatment in the framework of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Acceptance and commitment therapy is an effective evidence-based therapy for many problems, including chronic pain. The aim of ACT is to help people live life fully, guided by their core values, experiencing all facets of life mindfully, including painful thoughts, sensations and emotions. ACT teaches psychological skills, including mindfulness, to help reduce the impact and effect of painful thoughts, sensations and emotions.
The online survey asks about your awareness of your values, and the degree to which you are about able to live your life according to your values, despite difficulties that may be due to your chronic pain.
If you experience chronic pain and are over 18 years old, Kerryn would be grateful for your participation. It should take about 20 minutes to complete the questionnaires. If you would like to find about more about this research and potentially participate, please click through for further information.
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