Specificity of Social Support for Back Pain Patients: Do Patients Care Who Provides What?

@article{Masters2006SpecificityOS,
  title={Specificity of Social Support for Back Pain Patients: Do Patients Care Who Provides What?},
  author={Kevin S. Masters and Alexandra Marion Stillman and Glen I. Spielmans},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={30},
  pages={11-20}
}
This study examined low back pain patients’ (N=50) perceptions of what they considered to be helpful and unhelpful social support from various sources over the previous six months. Among types of social support, tangible support was most likely to be rated as helpful, whereas emotional support was the type of support most likely to be rated as unhelpful. Patients reported only rare instances of dissatisfaction with tangible support across various providers. Among support sources, instances of… CONTINUE READING

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