Relationship between perceived self-control of pain, pain description and functioning.

@article{Toomey1991RelationshipBP,
  title={Relationship between perceived self-control of pain, pain description and functioning.},
  author={Tricia Toomey and John Douglas Mann and S W Abashian and S K Thompson-Pope},
  journal={Pain},
  year={1991},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={129-33}
}
Recent research has shown an association between preferred coping style and pain report. The present study explores in a sample of 51 patients with chronic pain of myofascial origin the relationship between a dispositional measure of coping, the internality dimension of the Pain Locus of Control Scale (PLOC), and ratings of pain intensity, frequency, and pain-related behavioral functioning. Patients above the median on the internality dimension of the PLOC reported their pain as less intense… CONTINUE READING