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2009

University of Iowa

Chronic back pain

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Health Locus Of Control, Self-Efficacy, And Multidisciplinary Intervention For Chronic Back Pain, Nicole Hochhausen Keedy Dec 2009

Health Locus Of Control, Self-Efficacy, And Multidisciplinary Intervention For Chronic Back Pain, Nicole Hochhausen Keedy

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Chronic back pain is costly and potentially disabling, with low response to medical procedures. Poor physical and mental health demonstrate correlation with chronic back pain. The current study investigated the value of using health-related locus of control and pain-related self-efficacy to predict physical and mental health outcomes following multidisciplinary intervention for chronic back pain. Form C of the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control scales and the Chronic Pain Self Efficacy scale were administered to 28 males and 33 females ages 28 to 72 completing chronic back pain rehabilitation. Locus of control, self-efficacy, and physical and mental health demonstrated treatment-related changes ...