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The contribution of purpose in life to psychological morbidity and quality of life in chronic pain patients

Published on Feb 7, 2020in Psychology Health & Medicine1.603
· DOI :10.1080/13548506.2019.1665189
Valéria M. Almeida1
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(University of Minho),
Cátia Carvalho1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Minho),
M. Graça Pereira11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Minho)
Abstract
ABSTRACTChronic pain is a cause of morbidity, interference with daily functioning, decreased health and quality of life. Purpose in life acts as a protective factor and mitigates these consequences...
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