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Treatment Expectancy in Individuals with Chronic Pain attending a Pain Management Program


Quarmby, L, Treatment Expectancy in Individuals with Chronic Pain attending a Pain Management Program (2011) [Higher Doctorate]


The experience of chronic pain and subsequent treatment outcomes, as guided by the biopsychosocial models of pain, is influenced by both physical and psychosocial variables. The cognitive variable of expectancy requires further investigation within this population group. Treatment expectancy is a predictor of treatment outcome for people with chronic pain, both for active and passive treatment strategies. Multi-disciplinary pain management programs are considered gold standard in the treatment of chronic pain, however non-adherence and relapse rates remain high. The current study aimed to explore changes in treatment expectancy, as well as the influence of psychosocial factors on self-reported expectancy in patients referred to a pain management program. In an effort to gain further insight into how treatment expectancy may influence relapse. Seventy-one chronic pain patients completed self-report measures over four time points (pre-program; post-program; one-month; three-month follow-up). These measures assessed variables of depression, catastrophizing, fear of movement/(re)injury, self-efficacy, disability

Item Details

Item Type:Higher Doctorate
Keywords:Chronic Pain; Treatment Expectancy; Pain Management
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in psychology
UTAS Author:Quarmby, L (Dr Lyndsay Quarmby)
ID Code:96656
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2014-11-14
Last Modified:2015-06-17

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