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A validation and generality study of the Committed Action Questionnaire in a Swedish sample with chronic pain.

Åkerblom, Sophia LU ; Perrin, Sean LU ; Rivano, Marcelo LU and McCracken, Lance (2016) In International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Abstract
Purpose Psychological flexibility is the theoretical model that

underpins Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). There is

a growing body of evidence indicating that ACT is an effective

treatment for chronic pain but one component of the model,

committed action, has not been sufficiently researched. The

purpose of this study is to validate Swedish-language versions

of the full length Committed Action Questionnaire (CAQ;

CAQ-18) and the shortened CAQ (CAQ-8), to examine the

generality of previous results related to committed action and

to further demonstrate the relevance of this construct to the

functioning of patients with chronic pain.

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Purpose Psychological flexibility is the theoretical model that

underpins Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). There is

a growing body of evidence indicating that ACT is an effective

treatment for chronic pain but one component of the model,

committed action, has not been sufficiently researched. The

purpose of this study is to validate Swedish-language versions

of the full length Committed Action Questionnaire (CAQ;

CAQ-18) and the shortened CAQ (CAQ-8), to examine the

generality of previous results related to committed action and

to further demonstrate the relevance of this construct to the

functioning of patients with chronic pain.

Method The study includes preliminary analyses of the reliability

and validity of the CAQ. Participants were 462 consecutive

referrals to the Pain Rehabilitation Unit at Skåne

University Hospital.

Results The Swedish-language versions of the CAQ (CAQ-

18 and CAQ-8) demonstrated high levels of internal consistency

and satisfactory relationships with various indices of

patient functioning and theoretically related concepts.

Confirmatory factor analyses showed that the Swedish versions

of the CAQ yielded similar two-factor models as found in the original validation studies. Hierarchical regression analyses

identified the measures as significant contributors to explained

variance in patient functioning.

Conclusion The development, translation and further validation

of the CAQ is an important step forward in evaluating the

utility of the psychological flexibility model to the treatment

of chronic pain. The CAQ can both assist researchers interested

in mediators of chronic pain treatment and further enable

research on change processes within the psychological flexibility

model. (Less)
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Chronic pain, Psychological flexibility, Psychometric properties, Assessment, Committed action questionnaire
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International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
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Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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10.1007/s12529-016-9539-x
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  abstract     = {Purpose Psychological flexibility is the theoretical model that<br/><br>
underpins Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). There is<br/><br>
a growing body of evidence indicating that ACT is an effective<br/><br>
treatment for chronic pain but one component of the model,<br/><br>
committed action, has not been sufficiently researched. The<br/><br>
purpose of this study is to validate Swedish-language versions<br/><br>
of the full length Committed Action Questionnaire (CAQ;<br/><br>
CAQ-18) and the shortened CAQ (CAQ-8), to examine the<br/><br>
generality of previous results related to committed action and<br/><br>
to further demonstrate the relevance of this construct to the<br/><br>
functioning of patients with chronic pain.<br/><br>
Method The study includes preliminary analyses of the reliability<br/><br>
and validity of the CAQ. Participants were 462 consecutive<br/><br>
referrals to the Pain Rehabilitation Unit at Skåne<br/><br>
University Hospital.<br/><br>
Results The Swedish-language versions of the CAQ (CAQ-<br/><br>
18 and CAQ-8) demonstrated high levels of internal consistency<br/><br>
and satisfactory relationships with various indices of<br/><br>
patient functioning and theoretically related concepts.<br/><br>
Confirmatory factor analyses showed that the Swedish versions<br/><br>
of the CAQ yielded similar two-factor models as found in the original validation studies. Hierarchical regression analyses<br/><br>
identified the measures as significant contributors to explained<br/><br>
variance in patient functioning.<br/><br>
Conclusion The development, translation and further validation<br/><br>
of the CAQ is an important step forward in evaluating the<br/><br>
utility of the psychological flexibility model to the treatment<br/><br>
of chronic pain. The CAQ can both assist researchers interested<br/><br>
in mediators of chronic pain treatment and further enable<br/><br>
research on change processes within the psychological flexibility<br/><br>
model.},
  author       = {Åkerblom, Sophia and Perrin, Sean and Rivano, Marcelo and McCracken, Lance},
  issn         = {1070-5503},
  keyword      = {Chronic pain,Psychological flexibility,Psychometric properties,Assessment,Committed action questionnaire},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {02},
  publisher    = {Lawrence Erlbaum Associates},
  series       = {International Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  title        = {A validation and generality study of the Committed Action Questionnaire in a Swedish sample with chronic pain.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12529-016-9539-x},
  year         = {2016},
}