Treatment expectation for pain coping skills training: relationship to osteoarthritis patients' baseline psychosocial characteristics.

OBJECTIVES This study examined predictors of treatment expectation among osteoarthritis (OA) patients in a multisite clinical trial of pain coping skills training (CST). METHODS Patients (N=171) completed a pretreatment assessment battery that asked questions about treatment expectations, pain coping variables, pain, physical function, psychological… CONTINUE READING