2014 – 2017


The motivational perspective of the fear-avoidance model of chronic pain: optimism, goal conflict and disability.

Funding Agency:

Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad

Chief researcher:

Rosa Esteve


To determine if interference between chronic pain and patients’ important life goals (goal conflict) is associated with higher avoidance and disability. To investigate the role of optimism, positive affectivity, and self-efficacy in the patients’ management of life goals.