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Dissertation (On-Campus Access Only)
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Jennifer R. Antick
Data from seventy-eight primary care patients with chronic pain was de-identified and divided into one of two groups. All patients had received the PHQ-9 at baseline and follow-up. A second group of patients had received the AGK Strengths Inventory prior to filling out the PHQ-9. Paired-sample t revealed significantly lower scores on PHQ-9 for patients who first completed the strengths-based self-assessment. There were no significant differences between groups at baseline or from initial to follow-up visit for the standard protocol group. Results from this project suggest a positive self-assessment may mediate depressive symptom severity in patients with chronic pain.
Reppeto, Heather (2017). Assessing Strengths Rather Than Pathology in Primary Care among Patients with Chronic Pain (Doctoral dissertation, Pacific University). Retrieved from:
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