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Biopsychosocial functioning and pain self-efficacy in chronic low back pain patients

Alex L. Koenig, MS, et al.

Poor biopsychosocial functioning and low levels of pain self-efficacy (an ability to tolerate pain and complete daily activities despite pain) have been found to contribute to higher pain severity. This study examined the relationship between biopsychosocial functioning and pain severity and evaluated whether pain self-efficacy indirectly affects this relationship. The results indicate that social functioning is an important factor in predicting pain severity and pain self-efficacy. It is necessary to consider social functioning when trying to understand the development of difficulties in patients with chronic low back pain.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.02.0047

Volume 51 Number 8, 2014
   Pages 1277 — 1286


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Koenig AL, Kupper AE, Skidmore JR, Murphy KM. Biopsychosocial functioning and pain self-efficacy in chronic low back pain patients. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(8): 1277–86.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.02.0047
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