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Table 1 Correlations of Acceptance scales and Coping strategies with Pain, Number of symptoms, Fibromyalgia impact, General health, Anxiety and Depression (N = 167)

From: Relationship between behavioural coping strategies and acceptance in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome: Elucidating targets of interventions

  Activity engagement Pain willingness Pain
(VAS)
Number of symptoms Physical functioning General health Vitality Social functioning Fibromyalgia
Impact
Anxiety Depression
Acceptance- measures            
Activity engagement    -0.42** c -0.20** 0.44** c 0.41** c 0.33** c 0.50** c -0.62** c -0.42** c -0.53** c
Pain willingness 0.28** c   -0.32** c -0.14 0.34** c 0.35** c 0.28** c 0.17* -0.32** c -0.31** c -0.27** c
Coping strategies            
Guarding -0.42** c -0.29** c 0.28** c 0.16* -0.46** c -0.30** c -0.34** c -0.35** c 0.49** c 0.25** b 0.28** c
Resting -0.45** c -0.37** c 0.34** 0.22** -0.29** c -0.28** c -0.39** c -0.39** c 0.54** c 0.35** c 0.41** c
Asking for assistance -0.35** c -0.19* 0.23** a 0.15* -0.33** c -0.24** b -0.33** c -0.18* 0.42** c 0.17* 0.22**
Relaxation -0.06 -0.25** b 0.01 0.30** c -0.18* -0.14 -0.07 -0.14 0.10 0.05 -0.02
Task persistence 0.49** c 0.17* -0.34** c -0.10 0.35** c 0.24** b 0.21** 0.30** c -0.37** c -0.30** c -0.37** c
Exercise/Stretch 0.08 -0.11 -0.01 0.11 -0.00 0.06 0.04 0.00 0.05 0.00 -0.07
Seeking social support -0.14 -0.21** 0.17* 0.09 -0.20** -0.07 -0.10 0.01 0.20** 0.21** 0.02
Coping self-statements 0.10 -0.08 -0.10 0.08 -0.02 0.21** 0.06 0.08 -0.06 -0.11 -0.24**
  1. Note: Pain was assessed with a 100 mm visual analogue scale, Number of symptoms with standardised symptom checklist, General functioning with some of the SF-36 subscales, the Fibromyalgia impact with the FIQ, and Anxiety and Depression with the HADS.
  2. *p < 0.01; ** p < 0.05; Bonferroni-corrected p values; a = 0.003125 (0.05/16); b = 0.0028 (0.05/18); c = 0.00069 (0.05/72).