Health locus of control, gender differences and adjustment to persistent pain

@article{Buckelew1990HealthLO,
  title={Health locus of control, gender differences and adjustment to persistent pain},
  author={Susan P Buckelew and M S Shutty and John R. Hewett and T M Landon and Robert G. Frank},
  journal={Pain},
  year={1990},
  volume={42},
  pages={287-294}
}
Locus of control (LOC) beliefs, long thought important in adjustment to persistent pain, were studied among 160 subjects (67 males and 93 females) referred to a comprehensive pain rehabilitation program. The subscale structure of the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control (MHLC) was factorially replicated in our sample. Three unique MHLC profile clusters were identified for both males and females. Among men, cluster assignment was related to age only. The younger male patients reported a… CONTINUE READING

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