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dc.contributor.advisorEtherton, Josephen_US
dc.contributor.authorSramek, Kristin N.
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-15T10:23:31Z
dc.date.available2012-02-15T10:23:31Z
dc.date.issued2011-03-07en_US
dc.date.submittedDecember 2010
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/2448
dc.description.abstractTraumatic life events have been frequently observed in chronic pain patients in empirical research. More specifically, fibromyalgia (FM) has been reported to occur more often after a traumatic event. As posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is also preceded by a traumatic event and has been associated with chronic pain and FM, the relationship between three variables (traumatic events, pain severity, and PTSD) is evaluated. This study examined data from 26 participants who reported having experienced at least one traumatic event and having been diagnosed with FM by a physician. The TLEQ, BPI, and PCL-C were used as measures for traumatic events, pain severity, and PTSD symptomatology, respectively. The total number of traumatic events (TNTE), number of traumatic events experienced in childhood (NTEC), and number of exceptionally traumatic events (H/H) were not able to individually predict pain severity in the whole group. However, TNTE predicted PCL-C scores and PCL-C scores predicted pain severity. Also, upon splitting the group into subgroups based on when the most traumatic event (MTE) was experienced, both TNTE and PCL-C scores predicted pain severity in the group that experienced their MTE in adulthood.en_US
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dc.format.extent76 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectTraumaen_US
dc.subjectTraumatic eventsen_US
dc.subjectChronic painen_US
dc.subjectFibromyalgiaen_US
dc.subjectPTSDen_US
dc.subjectStress responseen_US
dc.subjectPost traumatic stress disorder
dc.titlePTSD: A Predictor of Pain Severity in Fibromyalgia Patientsen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHaskard-Zolnierek, Kellyen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStimmel, Theronen_US
thesis.degree.departmentPsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHealth Psychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US


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