Helplessness as a Mediator of Health Status in Fibromyalgia

@article{Nicassio2004HelplessnessAA,
  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},
  year={2004},
  volume={23},
  pages={181-196}
}
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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