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| Published: June 25, 2015

Perceived Social Support and Severity of Chronic Pain in Fire Fighters of Tehran City

Mohammad Kianbakht

Ph.D student of clinical psychology, Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, INDIA. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Sedighe Naghel

M.A. of General Psychology, AllameTabatabai University Tehran, Iran. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Hossienkohandel

Ph.D student of clinical psychology, Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, INDIA Google Scholar More about the auther

, Vida Namdari

Ph.D student of clinical psychology, Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, INDIA Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.093/20150203

DOI: 10.25215/0203.093

ABSTRACT

Objectives: The main goal of the study was to investigating the relation between perceived social supports with severity of chronic pain in fire fighters of Tehran city. Method: this was a descriptive and correlational study. Accordingly, 400 fire fighters were selected through cluster random sampling. All subjects filled chronic pain questionnaire and multidimensional scale of perceived social support (MSPSS). Data was analyzed through Pearson correlation coefficient and linear regression. Results: results showed that there is significant and negative relationship (p<0/0001) between severity of chronic pain with perceived social support and its’ aspects (supports from family, friends and important persons). Conclusion: findings of this study again demonstrated the important role of socio-psychological factors in predicting severity of chronic pain.

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Mohammad Kianbakht @ mkkianbakht@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.093/20150203

DOI: 10.25215/0203.093

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 3, April-June, 2015

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