| Published: June 25, 2015
Perceived Social Support and Severity of Chronic Pain in Fire Fighters of Tehran City
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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© 2015 I M Kianbakht, S Naghel, H Handel, V Namdari
Received: March 26, 2015; Revision Received: April 22, 2015; Accepted: June 25, 2015
Published in Volume 02, Issue 3, April-June, 2015