Cognitive factors and the experience of pain and suffering in older persons

@article{Gibson2000CognitiveFA,
  title={Cognitive factors and the experience of pain and suffering in older persons},
  author={Stephen J. Gibson and Robert Darrel Helme},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2000},
  volume={85},
  pages={375-383}
}
Cognitive factors are thought to play an important mediational role between pain and consequent levels of suffering, yet there has been little investigation of these issues in older chronic pain patients. The present study sought to examine the reliability and validity of the Pain Locus of Control (PLOC) scale when used with older patients, to explore age differences in PLOC orientation, and examine the relationship between cognitive beliefs and levels of pain and suffering. 169 older patients… CONTINUE READING

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