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Pain-Related Worrying and Goal Preferences Determine Walking Persistence in Women with Fibromyalgia

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Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health, University Miguel Hernández, 03540 San Juan de Alicante, Spain
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Fibromyalgia Unit, Hospital of San Vicente del Raspeig, 03690 Alicante, Spain
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Department of Psychology, Rey Juan Carlos University, 28922 Madrid, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(3), 1513; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19031513
Received: 15 December 2021 / Revised: 21 January 2022 / Accepted: 26 January 2022 / Published: 28 January 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Adherence to Physical Exercise in Patients with Chronic Diseases)
Physical activity and exercise are relevant behaviors for fibromyalgia health outcomes; however, patients have difficulties undertaking and maintaining an active lifestyle. With a cross-sectional design, this study explored the role of pain-related worrying and goal preferences in the walking persistence of women with fibromyalgia. The sample included 111 women who attended a tertiary health setting. We adapted the Six-Minute Walk Test where participants decided either to stop or continue walking in five voluntary 6 min bouts. Women who were categorized higher in pain-related worrying reported higher preference for pain avoidance goals (t = −2.44, p = 0.02) and performed worse in the walking task (LongRank = 4.21; p = 0.04). Pain avoidance goal preference increased the likelihood of stopping after the first (OR = 1.443), second (OR = 1.493), and third (OR = 1.540) 6 min walking bout, and the risk of ending the walking activity during the 30 min task (HR = 1.02, [1.0–1.03]). Influence of pain-related worrying on total walking distance was mediated by goal preferences (ab = −3.25). In interventions targeting adherence in physical activity and exercise, special attention is needed for women who are particularly worried about pain to help decrease their preference for short-term pain avoidance goals relative to long-term goals such as being active through walking. View Full-Text
Keywords: fibromyalgia; women; pain catastrophizing; pain-related worrying; goal preferences; walking; physical activity fibromyalgia; women; pain catastrophizing; pain-related worrying; goal preferences; walking; physical activity
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Pastor-Mira, M.Á.; López-Roig, S.; Toribio, E.; Martínez-Zaragoza, F.; Nardi-Rodríguez, A.; Peñacoba, C. Pain-Related Worrying and Goal Preferences Determine Walking Persistence in Women with Fibromyalgia. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 1513. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19031513

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Pastor-Mira MÁ, López-Roig S, Toribio E, Martínez-Zaragoza F, Nardi-Rodríguez A, Peñacoba C. Pain-Related Worrying and Goal Preferences Determine Walking Persistence in Women with Fibromyalgia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(3):1513. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19031513

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Pastor-Mira, María Ángeles, Sofía López-Roig, Eva Toribio, Fermín Martínez-Zaragoza, Ainara Nardi-Rodríguez, and Cecilia Peñacoba. 2022. "Pain-Related Worrying and Goal Preferences Determine Walking Persistence in Women with Fibromyalgia" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 3: 1513. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19031513

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