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

Overview

MeSH

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Chi-Square Distribution
  • Chronic Disease
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Disabled Persons
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Odds Ratio

MeSH Major

  • Pain
  • Primary Health Care
  • Self Care
  • Self Efficacy
  • Veterans

abstract

  • 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

has subject area

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Chi-Square Distribution
  • Chronic Disease
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Disabled Persons
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Odds Ratio
  • Pain
  • Primary Health Care
  • Self Care
  • Self Efficacy
  • Veterans

Research

keywords

  • Comparative Study
  • Journal Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 12855322

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 131

end page

  • 137

volume

  • 104

number

  • 1-2