Helplessness as a Mediator of Health Status in Fibromyalgia

  title={Helplessness as a Mediator of Health Status in Fibromyalgia},
  author={Perry M. Nicassio and Catherine E Schuman and Vesna Radojevic and Michael H. Weisman},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
Based on learned helplessness theory, thisresearch evaluated a model in which helplessness andperceived control (internality) were hypothesized tomediate the effects of pain and disability(quality-of-well-being)on depression and pain behavior in 122participants with fibromyalgia. Path analytic proceduresrevealed that helplessness partially mediated theeffects of pain and disability on depression, and fullymediated the effects ofpain on self-reported painbehavior. Disability was an independent… CONTINUE READING
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