The association between metacognitions and the impact of Fibromyalgia in a German sample.
Kollmann, J, Gollwitzer, M, Spada, MM and Fernie, BA (2016). The association between metacognitions and the impact of Fibromyalgia in a German sample. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 83 (Apr), pp. 1 - 9.
|Authors||Kollmann, J, Gollwitzer, M, Spada, MM and Fernie, BA|
OBJECTIVES: Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition of unknown aetiology, characterised by widespread pain, sleep disturbances, and fatigue. In this paper we examined the relationship metacognitions and the impact of Fibromyalgia in a German sample, detailing the translation and validation of a self-report metacognitive instrument. METHODS: The Metacognitions about Symptoms Control Scale (MaSCS) was translated into German using the back-forward translation process. A total of 348 patients (316 female and 26 male) with Fibromyalgia contributed data to the study to test the structure and psychometric properties of the MaSCS. RESULTS: Confirmatory factor analyses, informed by modification indices, resulted in a 16-item scale consisting of two factors pertaining to positive and negative metacognitions about symptoms control. Further analyses revealed that both factors had good internal consistency. Correlation analyses established convergent validity, indicating that both factors were significantly associated with: (1) established positive and negative metacognitions scales; and (2) with symptoms severity in Fibromyalgia. Regression analyses revealed that positive metacognitions about symptoms control significantly predicted impairment in physical functioning while negative metacognitions about symptoms control significantly predicted the overall Fibromyalgia impact value, when controlling for stress, anxiety, and depression and a general metacognitions. CONCLUSION: The findings support the potential relevance of metacognitions, and utility of the German version of MaSCS, in examining the role of metacognitions in Fibromyalgia and other chronic health conditions.
|Keywords||Fibromyalgia; Metacognitions; Psychometric measure; Symptoms control; Translation|
|Journal||Journal of Psychosomatic Research|
|Journal citation||83 (Apr), pp. 1 - 9|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2016.02.002|
|06 Feb 2016|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||25 May 2016|
|Accepted||05 Feb 2016|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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