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Christiansen et al., 2010: Reflecting, planning, and setting goals to exercise more increased physical capacity among chronic pain patients over three months

Reference:

Christiansen, S., Oettingen, G., Dahme, B., & Klinger, R. (2010). A short goal-pursuit intervention to improve physical capacity: A randomized clinical trial in chronic back pain patients. Pain, 149(3), 444-452.
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Summary:

Chronic pain patients who, in addition to conventional care at an outpatient pain center, completed a 1-hour intervention focused on goal setting with regard to exercise. The intervention comprised (1) mental contrasting (listing positive aspects of exercising more and obstacles to this), (2) problem-solving to overcome these obstacles using a cognitive-behavioral approach, and (3) implementation intentions using “If…then…” statements (e.g., “If I am afraid of hurting myself, then I will remember that movement is good against pain”). As compared to patients who received only conventional care, those in the treatment condition had greater physical capacity along both behavioral measures and subjective ratings 3-weeks after discharge and 3-months after returning home.

Psychological Process:

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

Selves (My Own and Others')

Approach to Desired Meaning

What about it?

Changing beliefs about goals

Psychological Question Addressed

How will I accomplish my goals?

Psychological Process 2:

Need

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What About it?

Approach to Desired Meaning

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Process 3:

Need

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

How will I accomplish my goals?

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Walton & Wilson, 2018