The influence of spirituality on the pain experience in individuals with chronic pain

Takeaway

  • Spirituality, as hope and a positive perspective toward life, has a moderately positive correlation with improved psychological function and adaptive pain coping response in individuals with chronic pain.

Why this matter

  • A spiritual orientation, both as hope/optimism and as using spiritual/religious beliefs, may be a helpful source of promoting psychological adjustment and adaptive pain-specific coping responses for individuals who live with chronic pain.