The differential effects of gratitude and sleep on psychological distress in patients with chronic pain

Mei Yee NG, Wing Sze WONG

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Abstract

This study aimed to examine the possible cross-sectional mediating role of sleep in the relationship of gratitude with depression and anxiety in patients with chronic pain. A total of 224 patients with chronic pain completed structured questionnaires assessing chronic pain, depression and anxiety symptoms, gratitude, and sleep disturbances. Results of multiple regression analyses yielded a modest mediating effect for sleep on the gratitude–depression link whereas a stronger mediating effect was found for sleep on the gratitude–anxiety link. These data show much of the effect of gratitude on depression was direct whereas sleep exerted a stronger mediating effect on the gratitude–anxiety link. Copyright © 2012 The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-271
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume18
Issue number2
Early online dateMar 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

Citation

Ng, M.-Y., & Wong, W.-S. (2013). The differential effects of gratitude and sleep on psychological distress in patients with chronic pain. Journal of Health Psychology, 18(2), 263-271.

Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Gratitude
  • Mediating
  • Sleep

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