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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155355
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Pain Beliefs of Chronic Pain Patients
Abstract:
Pain Beliefs of Chronic Pain Patients
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Pimenta, Cibele Andrucioli de Mattos, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Sao Paulo
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Dina de Almeida Lopes Monteiro Cruz, RN, PhD; Evelani M. Silva, ; Geana P. Kurita,
Dysfunctional pain beliefs are related to poor physical and psychosocial functioning. Cognitive behavioral therapy can change maladaptive attitudes and behaviors.  Identifying chronic pain patients? beliefs is important to help them to cope with this challenging condition. The objectives of the study were to characterize the pain attitudes of patients with chronic pain; to identify the associations between attitudes, demographics, and pain characteristics. The sample was 183 chronic pain outpatients from Brazilian multidisciplinary pain centers. Mean age was 41.7±12.6 years, 88.5% were male, mean schooling was 8.3±3.9 years. The most frequent pain etiologies were work related pain (60.1%), and fibromyalgia (18.0%). The mean pain median length was 36 months; the mean intensity of the worst pain was 8.4±1.9 (0-10). Participants answered the Survey of Pain Attitude (SOPA-Brief), adapted to the Portuguese language. The Brazilian version of SOPA-Brief contains 28 items in 7 domains: control; emotion; disability; harm; medication; solicitude; medical cure. The Chronbach?s alpha ranged between .74 and .85 for 5 domains; and for 2 domains the indices were .58 and .63. Principal component analysis applied to the adapted version confirmed the structure of the original one. The median scores were: control=1.5, emotion=2.8, disability=3.0, harm=2.0, solicitude=1.8, medication=2.5, medical cure=3.2. Only emotion and solicitude domains had desirable median scores. Observed associations were: men and medical cure (p=.02); older participants and medical cure (p=.04), control (p=.00), and disability (p=.00); work related pain and medical cure (p=.00), disability (p=.00) and control (p=.01); length of pain and harm (p=.00), and medical cure (p=.00); pain intensity and disability (p=.01). Most of the pain beliefs of this sample are maladaptive. Implementing nursing interventions aiming to change these beliefs could minimize suffering and dysfunctional behaviors.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePain Beliefs of Chronic Pain Patientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155355-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Pain Beliefs of Chronic Pain Patients</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Pimenta, Cibele Andrucioli de Mattos, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Sao Paulo</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">parpca@usp.br</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Dina de Almeida Lopes Monteiro Cruz, RN, PhD; Evelani M. Silva, ; Geana P. Kurita,</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Dysfunctional pain beliefs are related to poor physical and psychosocial functioning. Cognitive behavioral therapy can change maladaptive attitudes and behaviors.&nbsp; Identifying chronic pain patients? beliefs is important to help them to cope with this challenging condition. The objectives of the study were to characterize the pain attitudes of patients with chronic pain; to identify the associations between attitudes, demographics, and pain characteristics. The sample was 183 chronic pain outpatients from Brazilian multidisciplinary pain centers. Mean age was 41.7&plusmn;12.6 years, 88.5% were male, mean schooling was 8.3&plusmn;3.9 years. The most frequent pain etiologies were work related pain (60.1%), and fibromyalgia (18.0%). The mean pain median length was 36 months; the mean intensity of the worst pain was 8.4&plusmn;1.9 (0-10). Participants answered the Survey of Pain Attitude (SOPA-Brief), adapted to the Portuguese language. The Brazilian version of SOPA-Brief contains 28 items in 7 domains: control; emotion; disability; harm; medication; solicitude; medical cure. The Chronbach?s alpha ranged between .74 and .85 for 5 domains; and for 2 domains the indices were .58 and .63. Principal component analysis applied to the adapted version confirmed the structure of the original one. The median scores were: control=1.5, emotion=2.8, disability=3.0, harm=2.0, solicitude=1.8, medication=2.5, medical cure=3.2. Only emotion and solicitude domains had desirable median scores. Observed associations were: men and medical cure (p=.02); older participants and medical cure (p=.04), control (p=.00), and disability (p=.00); work related pain and medical cure (p=.00), disability (p=.00) and control (p=.01); length of pain and harm (p=.00), and medical cure (p=.00); pain intensity and disability (p=.01). Most of the pain beliefs of this sample are maladaptive. Implementing nursing interventions aiming to change these beliefs could minimize suffering and dysfunctional behaviors.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:46:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:46:02Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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