Jordi Miró

Jordi Miró
Universitat Rovira i Virgili | URV · Department of Psychology

Ph.D.

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Additional affiliations
January 2000 - present
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Position
  • Consultant
September 1989 - December 1993
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Position
  • Predoctoral research position

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Publications (209)
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Treatment for individuals with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is complex and is not always accessible to those who could benefit. The aim of this study was to conduct a preliminary evaluation of a mobile-app-delivered, cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT)-based intervention in helping adults self-manage fibromyalgia symptoms. A total of 100 adults wit...
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Background: Chronic pain and depression are frequent comorbidities in primary care. Depression and other clinical, psychological and social factors influence the clinical course of chronic pain. Objective: To study the short and long-term predictive factors of severity and interference of chronic pain in primary care patients with chronic musculosk...
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Background: Previous research has shown that chronic back pain among European adolescents is increasing. Determining the factors associated with this increasing trend is crucial for developing prevention strategies. In this study, we used data from the Health Behavior in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey to examine whether increases in screen tim...
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There is mounting evidence to suggest that individuals with chronic pain adjusted poorly to and were impacted negatively by social distancing measures during the lockdown. However, there is limited data on the factors that might protect against the negative effects associated with social distancing measures, as most research has been conducted in t...
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The COVID-19 pandemic is a stressful long-lasting event with an increasingly negative impact upon individuals. This study aimed at assessing the magnitude of depression, anxiety, and stress among adults living in Portugal during the first mandatory lockdown of 2020, and the psychosocial and health-related factors associated with these symptoms. A s...
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Resumen Introducción El dolor crónico afecta a un porcentaje significativo de la población pediátrica en los países desarrollados, y puede tener una causa médica bien definida en el dolor crónico secundario (DCS), o desconocida en el dolor crónico primario (DCP). En España, hasta el momento, no existe información acerca de las diferencias clínicas...
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Research has shown that the confinement measures implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19 can have negative effects on people’s lives at multiple levels. The objective of this study was to better understand the mental, physical, and socio-economic status of adults living in Spain during the late stages of the state of emergency. Five hundred and...
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The Faces Pain Scale-Revised (FPS-R) is widely used to assess pain intensity in young people. The aims of this research were to study the convergent and discriminant validity and reliability properties of a culturally adapted version of the FPS-R for its use with Arabic-speaking individuals. The sample consisted of 292 students living in Lebanon. T...
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Objectives This study aimed to better understand the associations between both sleep disturbance and psychological dysfunction (i.e., anxiety and depressive symptoms, and anger), and pain intensity and pain interference, in a sample of children with chronic pain. Design Cross-sectional design. Methods Three hundred and forty-two children with chr...
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Electronic health literacy skills and competences are important for empowering people to have an active role in making appropriate health care decisions. The aims of this cross-sectional study were to (1) examine the frequency of use of the Internet for seeking online information about chronic pain, (2) determine the level of eHealth literacy skill...
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Social distancing measures during the lockdown have had a negative impact on chronic pain patients’ function. Research, however, has only focused on the early stages of the first lockdowns. The aim of this study was to improve the understanding of the effects of COVID-19 social distancing measures on individuals with chronic pain living in Spain du...
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Successful school re-entry is important for children following cancer treatment. However, this process is a challenge for teachers. Objectives: To identify (1) the difficulties and needs that teachers have in helping youth cancer survivors be successful in school, (2) the most effective resources that teachers are currently using for helping them...
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Purpose Fatigue is known to interfere with function in individuals with physical disabilities. In order to monitor changes in fatigue over time and evaluate the efficacy of treatments, psychometrically sound measures of fatigue are needed. The aim of this work was to evaluate the validity of the Silhouettes Fatigue Scale with English instructions (...
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Background Phantom limb pain (PLP) is a common problem after limb amputation. There is mounting evidence supporting the use of mirror therapy (MT) in the treatment of individuals with PLP. However, there is no research studying the effects of MT on PLP in individuals with intellectual developmental disorders (IDD). The aim of this study was to incr...
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Chronic back pain is a common problem that negatively impacts the wellbeing of many adolescents. Prior research suggests that the prevalence of chronic back pain has increased over the last decades, but research on this issue is scarce, single country-based, and has yielded inconsistent results. This study aimed to examine trends in the prevalence...
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Aims: This study aimed to better understand the role that sleep disturbance, psychological dysfunction (i.e., anxiety, depressive symptoms, and anger), and their interaction with sex, play in predicting pain intensity and pain interference in a sample of children with chronic pain. Methods: Design: Cross-sectional design Three hundred and forty-tw...
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Background In spite of the relevance of daily function in individuals with chronic pain, few questionnaires have been designed to assess this domain in individuals with musculoskeletal pain. In addition, the Impairment and Functioning Inventory (IFI-R) is the only instrument that assesses perceived decreases in levels of daily activity after the on...
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Objectives: Pain catastrophizing and pain acceptance are psychological factors that have been shown to be associated with pain-related outcomes and predict multidisciplinary pain treatment outcomes. However, they are rarely examined in the same study. This study aimed to: (a) assess the independent roles of pain catastrophizing and pain acceptance...
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Children and adolescents spend most of their time at school. Therefore, teachers could be of help to improve the quality of life of students with chronic pain while they are at school. The aim of this study was to identify teachers’ educational needs and resources to help improve the adjustment to and function in the school of students with chronic...
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(1) Background: Research has shown that thoughts about pain are important for the management of chronic pain in children. In order to monitor changes in thoughts about pain over time and evaluate the efficacy of treatments, we need valid and reliable measures. The aims of this study were to develop a questionnaire to assess a child’s concept of pai...
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Introduction Complete adherence to public health guidelines is essential to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Studies on the factors associated with increased/decreased adherence to these measures have the potential to inform public policies directed at increasing adherence, and thus helping to control the spread of the current pandemic. Objectives T...
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(1) Background: Research has shown that thoughts about pain are important for the management of chronic pain in children. In order to monitor changes in thoughts about pain over time and evaluate the efficacy of treatments, we need valid and reliable measures. The aims of this study were to develop a questionnaire to assess a child’s concept of pai...
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This study sought to better understand the associations between perfectionistic self- presentation and measures of pain intensity, pain catastrophizing, pain interference, and fatigue in children and adolescents with pain. Two hundred and eighteen adolescents responded to measures of perfectionistic self-presentation (i.e., perfectionistic self-pro...
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Background There is a huge number of health-related apps available, and the numbers are growing fast. However, many of them have been developed without any kind of quality control. In an attempt to contribute to the development of high-quality apps and enable existing apps to be assessed, several guides have been developed. Objective The main aim o...
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BACKGROUND There is a huge number of health-related apps available, and the numbers are growing fast. However, many of them have been developed without any kind of quality control. In an attempt to contribute to the development of high-quality apps and enable existing apps to be assessed, several guides have been developed. OBJECTIVE The main aim...
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Objective To improve understanding of current practices in the treatment of children and adolescents with chronic pain in Spain. Methods A web-based survey was conducted with a representative sample of healthcare professionals (i.e. general practitioners [GP] and pediatricians [P]) in Spain. The survey included 23 questions on the pain education a...
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Objective: School-based educational programs have shown positive changes in health-related behaviors among adolescents. The aim of this study was to analyze the changes in pain-related knowledge among adolescents and in the use of positive responses to their peers' pain behaviors after watching a brief educational video. Methods: One hundred and...
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Objectives The role of the behavioral inhibition system (BIS) and behavioral activation system (BAS) in function has been evaluated in a wide range of populations. However, research on the role of the BIS and BAS in pain is in its early stages. This study sought to evaluate the utility of a BIS-BAS model of chronic pain. Methods Participants were...
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Background: Chronic pain is a significant global health issue. For most individuals with chronic pain, biomedical treatments do not provide adequate relief. Given the evidence that neurophysiological abnormalities are associated with pain, it is reasonable to consider treatments that target these factors, such as neurofeedback (NF). The primary obj...
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Background Many questions regarding the process by which self‐enhancing humor style has an effect on chronic pain individuals’ adjustment remain unanswered. The aim of the present study was to analyse the association of self‐enhancing humor style with adjustment in a sample of individuals with chronic pain, over and above the role of catastrophizin...
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Background Patients with secondary pain due to mucositis after chemotherapy require treatment with morphine. Use of electronic video games (EVGs) has been shown to be an effective method of analgesia in other clinical settings. Objective The main objective of this study was to assess the association between the use of EVGs and the intensity of pai...
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Objective: The aims of this study were twofold: 1) to better understand the associations between pain-related cognitions and pain severity, and psychological and physical function, and 2) to determine the extent to which these cognitions function as mediators in the association between pain severity and depression in a sample of primary care adult...
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Objectives: The primary aim of this study was to better understand the role that social factors (i.e., social support, satisfaction in participation with social roles, social isolation, and self-perceived ability to perform social roles and activities) play in pain-related interference and depressive symptoms in adults with chronic pain. Moreover,...
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BACKGROUND In recent years, there has been an exponential growth of mHealth-related apps. This has occurred somewhat randomly. Therefore, having a set of criteria that could be used by all stakeholders to guide the development process and the assessment of the quality of the apps is of most importance. OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper was to study...
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Background: In recent years, there has been an exponential growth of mobile health (mHealth)-related apps. This has occurred in a somewhat unsupervised manner. Therefore, having a set of criteria that could be used by all stakeholders to guide the development process and the assessment of the quality of the apps is of most importance. Objective:...
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to better understand the role that physical, cognitive and social factors play in pain interference with activities of daily living among individuals with cancer and chronic pain. Method: In this cross-sectional study, interviews with 156 patients with chronic cancer pain were conducted across five tertiary...
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Objective: Pain intensity is the most commonly assessed domain in pain research and clinical settings. To facilitate cross-cultural research, knowledge regarding the psychometric properties of pain intensity measures in individuals from different countries is needed. However, the majority of this research has been conducted in English-speaking cou...
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Objectives: This study sought to determine if pre- to post-treatment changes in pain-related activity patterns (i.e., overdoing, avoidance, and pacing) were associated with pre- to post-treatment changes in function (i.e., pain interference, psychological function, and physical function) in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome who participated in e...
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Fundamentos: El tratamiento de la población infantojuvenil con dolor ha mejorado considerablemente en los últimos 30 años. En España, el progreso también es evidente, y han surgido unidades o programas especializados como parte de la atención a esta población, aunque no existen estudios sobre las características o la actividad de estas unidades o p...
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Objective: The treatment of children and adolescents with pain has improved considerably in the last 30 years. In Spain, progress is also evident, and specialized units or programs have emerged as part of the care provided for this population. However, there are no studies on the characteristics or activities of these specialized units or programs...
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Background: Pain management is a challenge and effective treatment requires professionals to collaborate if they are to address the needs of patients with pain. Comprehensive education and training is key to helping skilled professionals provide the best pain care possible. The objective of this work was to study the content of the pain education...
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Objectives: To determine if there are sex differences in a sample of patients participating in a 4-week interdisciplinary pain treatment in (1) pretreatment pain intensity, physical function, psychological function, pain beliefs, kinesiophobia, pain catastrophizing and activity management patterns; and (2) treatment response. Methods: Seventy-tw...
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The objective of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the extent to which non-pain intensity factors influence the ratings of pain intensity on two commonly used measures: the Wong-Baker Faces pain rating scale (FACES) and the Verbal Rating Scale (VRS) in a sample of youths with physical disabilities and bothersome pain. Study participants ca...
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Background: Depression and chronic musculoskeletal pain commonly occur as comorbid conditions, which increases their negative effects on health outcomes. The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the DROP (DepRessiOn and Pain) programme designed for the management of major depression and chronic musculoskeletal pain in primary...
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Background: Sleep problems are common for individuals living with physical disabilities and chronic pain. However, the factors that influence the relationship between pain and sleep problems in these populations remain unknown. Objective: The aim of this study was to increase our understanding of the physical, emotional and cognitive factors ass...
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Background and aims To better understand the associations between pain beliefs and pain coping strategies in a sample of community adolescents. Methods Four hundred and thirty-four adolescents were asked to complete measures of physical function, pain-related beliefs and use of pain coping strategies. A series of three hierarchical regression anal...
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Purpose: Fatigue has been shown to be one of the key factors that interfere in the quality of life of elderly individuals. In order to understand its impact and evaluate the efficacy of treatments that target fatigue, researchers and clinicians need psychometrically sound and easy to use assessment instruments. The aim of this work was to address t...
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the construct validity and reliability of the Catalan version of the Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire (PSEQ) in a sample of young people with chronic pain. Two hundred twenty-seven young people with chronic pain (age range = 12–24 years, mean age = 17.87 years, SD = 3.08 years) participated in this study. T...
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BACKGROUND In recent years, the considerable increase in the number of mobile health apps has made healthcare more accessible and affordable for all. However, the exponential growth in mHealth solutions has occurred with almost no control or regulation of any kind. Despite some recent initiatives, there is still no specific regulation procedure, ac...
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Background In recent years, the considerable increase in the number of mobile health (mHealth) apps has made health care more accessible and affordable for all. However, the exponential growth in mHealth solutions has occurred with almost no control or regulation of any kind. Despite some recent initiatives, there is still no specific regulation pr...
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Pain catastrophizing and pain acceptance have been shown to be associated with improvements after participation in cognitive behaviorally-based treatment (CBT) for chronic pain. However, it is not yet clear how important each of these factors is relative to the other. Furthermore, it is also not clear if multidisciplinary pain treatment has the sam...
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Aim and objective To provide evidence regarding the psychometric properties of the Spanish eight‐item version of the Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire (CPAQ‐8). Method Three hundred adults with chronic pain completed measures of pain acceptance, committed action, fear of movement, anxiety, depression, and health‐related quality of life. A conf...
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Background Interdisciplinary chronic pain treatment is effective for reducing pain intensity and pain‐related disability, and improving psychological function. However, the mechanisms that underlie these treatment‐related benefits are not yet well‐understood. Sleep problems and fatigue are modifiable factors often comorbid with chronic pain. The go...
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Background Perceived social support has been found to be associated with depression, subjective well-being and psychological health in cross-sectional studies in people with physical disabilities. No longitudinal studies have been conducted to examine these associations over time using a comprehensive measure of social support. Objective/hypothesi...
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Objective. To identify the modifiable and non-modifiable variables that are associated with and might moderate the presence of migraine in the general population. Design. Nationally-representative cross-sectional survey Setting. Non-institutionalized population of Spain. Subjects. Individuals aged 15 years or older (N = 22,842). Methods. A sec...
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Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Functional Disability Inventory for assessing pain-related disability in a community sample of children and adolescents. Materials and methods: Five hundred and sixty-one schoolchildren (aged 8–18 years) completed the Functional Disability Inventory. They were also ad...
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Committed action, one of the components of psychological flexibility, has been shown to be related with measures of pain-relevant function domains in patients with chronic pain. However, the associations between measures of committed action and of physical health and function in individuals with fibromyalgia (FM) have not yet been examined. The aim...
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Background and aims The Numerical Rating Scale (NRS), Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), Verbal Rating Scale (VRS), and Faces Pain Scale-Revised (FPS-R) are valid measures of pain intensity. However, ratings on these measures may be influenced by factors other than pain intensity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of non-pain intens...
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Background: The aims of this study were to (1) examine the reactions of teachers and student teachers to children experiencing pain, (2) identify the most common challenges and potential resources that are associated to dealing with them, and (3) examine whether their responses differed as a function of their experience or sex. Methods: Forty te...
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Introduction The neuropathic pain is the most habitual problem in the neuropathy induced by chemotherapy (NIQ) and the one that more interferes in the quality of life of the patients. His precocious detection turns out to be fundamental to reduce or to eliminate the problems that from this one stem. The aims of this study were: 1) determine the inc...