Patience mediates the relationship between mindfulness and pain in patients with cardiovascular diseases

Azizi Ziabari, Leila Sadat and Valikhani, Ahmad and Abouata Amlashi, Mahrooz and Ireland, Michael (2019) Patience mediates the relationship between mindfulness and pain in patients with cardiovascular diseases. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 22 (3). pp. 319-329. ISSN 1367-4676

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to investigate the mediating role of patience in the relationship between mindfulness and pain among patients with cardiovascular disease. A cross-sectional design was employed. One hundred and ten patients with cardiovascular diseases were conveniently sampled from the clinic of Imam Reza in the city of Shiraz in Iran. Participants completed self-report measures of mindfulness, patience, and pain. Structural equation modeling was performed with Amos 16.0. Results indicated that mindfulness and patience had a significant inverse relationship with pain. There was also a significant positive relationship between patience and mindfulness. Estimated indirect effects showed that patience partly mediated the relationship between mindfulness and pain. These results show that among cardiovascular patients, increases in mindfulness are associated with reductions in pain as a function of increased patience. Therefore, patience is plausibly a key mechanism for understanding the impact of mindfulness on pain reduction.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2020 06:27
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2020 00:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: pain, mindfulness, patience, cardiovascular diseases
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/13674676.2019.1622518
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37989

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