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.
Volume 51 Number 8, 2014
Pages 1277 — 1286
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