Functional self-efficacy and pain-related disability among older veterans with chronic pain in a primary care setting Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • African Americans
  • Depressive Disorder


  • We examined the relationship between functional self-efficacy and pain-related disability in a sample of older veterans with chronic pain. A total of 1045 veterans aged 65 years or older who received primary care at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven, CT, were assessed for the presence of chronic pain (i.e. pain due to a non-cancer cause for >/=3 consecutive months in the past 12 months); 303 (26%) screened positive; and 245 (81%) participated. Using a ten-item functional self-efficacy questionnaire (scale: 0-40), participants were categorized into three functional self-efficacy groups: low, score

publication date

  • July 2003



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0304-3959(02)00471-2

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 131

end page

  • 7


  • 104


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