A self-regulation perspective on avoidance and persistence behavior in chronic pain: new theories, new challenges?

@article{Damme2015ASP,
  title={A self-regulation perspective on avoidance and persistence behavior in chronic pain: new theories, new challenges?},
  author={Stefaan van Damme and Hanne P J Kindermans},
  journal={The Clinical journal of pain},
  year={2015},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={115-22}
}
OBJECTIVE Behavioral factors such as avoidance and persistence have received massive theoretical and empirical attention in the attempts to explain chronic pain and disability. The determinants of these pain behaviors remain, however, poorly understood. We propose a self-regulation perspective to increase our understanding of pain-related avoidance and persistence. METHODS A narrative review. RESULTS We identified several theoretical views that may help explaining avoidance and persistence… CONTINUE READING