1997 - 2001

Title:

Coping styles and strategies and vulnerability to chronic pain: individual differences and implications for psychological intervention.

Funding agency:

UMA, Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología.

Chief researcher:

Rosa Esteve

Aims:

To test a theoretical model of chronic pain derived from the general framework of the process analysis of stress, and to design a psychological treatment aimed at changing the factors that, according to our previous results, modulate the experience of pain.

2002 - 2006

Title:

Psychological screening in chronic pain syndromes and its usefulness to predict the prognosis of therapeutic interventions

Funding agency:

Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia

Chief researcher:

Alicia Eva López Martínez

Aims:

To develop a psychological screening device to predict the outcome of surgical and other medical interventions. This assessment system will contribute to improving medical treatments by detecting the characteristics of patients that can create significant barriers to recovery.

2007 - 2011

Title:

Psychosocial variables involved in the development of chronic pain

Funding agency:

Junta de Andalucía y Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación

Chief researcher:

Carmen Ramírez Maestre

Aims:

To test a theoretical model of the psychological variables involved in the development of pain chronicity within a framework that combines longitudinal and cross-sectional designs. The model includes the variables vulnerability and positive resources.