Mediating effects of resilience and acceptance between dyadic adjustment and quality of life in caregivers of individuals with chronic pain
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This study investigated the mediating effects of resilience and acceptance on the relationship between dyadic adjustment and the four domains quality of life ([QOL] physical, psychological, social relationships, and environmental) among 135 caregiving partners of individuals with chronic pain. Acceptance did not meet established criteria to be considered as a mediating variable and therefore was eliminated from the analysis. Resilience was found to partially mediate the relationship between dyadic adjustment and quality of life across all four domains. These results support the role of resilience as a protective factor related to all domains of quality of life in caregiving partners of individuals with chronic pain. These findings indicate the importance of considering resilience as a construct of study within the caregiving population and allows for a new perspective in strength-based interventions focused on the caregiver adjustment process.