The role of helplessness, fear of pain, and passive pain-coping in chronic pain patients.

@article{Samwel2006TheRO,
  title={The role of helplessness, fear of pain, and passive pain-coping in chronic pain patients.},
  author={Han J A Samwel and Andrea W. M. Evers and Ben J. P. Crul and Floris W. Kraaimaat},
  journal={The Clinical journal of pain},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={245-51}
}
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to examine the relative contribution of helplessness, fear of pain, and passive pain-coping to pain level, disability, and depression in chronic pain patients attending an interdisciplinary pain center. METHODS One hundred sixty-nine chronic pain patients who had entered treatment at an interdisciplinary pain center completed various questionnaires and a pain diary. RESULTS Helplessness, fear of pain, and passive pain-coping strategies were all related… CONTINUE READING