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Illness behavior as a predictor of pain and overt behavior patterns in chronic low back pain patients.

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Keefe, FJ; Crisson, JE; Maltbie, A; Bradley, L; Gil, KM
Published in: J Psychosom Res
1986

This study examined the relationship of self-reports of illness behavior to pain ratings and overt pain behaviors in a group of chronic low back pain patients referred for pain management. Illness behavior was measured using the Pilowsky and Spence Illness Behavior Questionnaire (IBQ) and pain behavior was recorded using a standard behavioral observation method. Multivariate regression analyses revealed that scores on the IBQ were highly predictive of a variety of indices of pain and pain behavior. These results were obtained even after controlling for significant demographic and medical status variables. The findings of this study support the utility of the IBQ in the behavioral assessment of chronic pain patients.

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J Psychosom Res

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ISSN

0022-3999

Publication Date

1986

Volume

30

Issue

5

Start / End Page

543 / 551

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Sick Role
  • Psychological Tests
  • Psychiatry
  • Pain Measurement
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Back Pain
 

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Keefe, F. J., Crisson, J. E., Maltbie, A., Bradley, L., & Gil, K. M. (1986). Illness behavior as a predictor of pain and overt behavior patterns in chronic low back pain patients. J Psychosom Res, 30(5), 543–551. https://doi.org/10.1016/0022-3999(86)90026-7
Keefe, F. J., J. E. Crisson, A. Maltbie, L. Bradley, and K. M. Gil. “Illness behavior as a predictor of pain and overt behavior patterns in chronic low back pain patients.J Psychosom Res 30, no. 5 (1986): 543–51. https://doi.org/10.1016/0022-3999(86)90026-7.
Keefe FJ, Crisson JE, Maltbie A, Bradley L, Gil KM. Illness behavior as a predictor of pain and overt behavior patterns in chronic low back pain patients. J Psychosom Res. 1986;30(5):543–51.
Keefe, F. J., et al. “Illness behavior as a predictor of pain and overt behavior patterns in chronic low back pain patients.J Psychosom Res, vol. 30, no. 5, 1986, pp. 543–51. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/0022-3999(86)90026-7.
Keefe FJ, Crisson JE, Maltbie A, Bradley L, Gil KM. Illness behavior as a predictor of pain and overt behavior patterns in chronic low back pain patients. J Psychosom Res. 1986;30(5):543–551.
Journal cover image

Published In

J Psychosom Res

DOI

ISSN

0022-3999

Publication Date

1986

Volume

30

Issue

5

Start / End Page

543 / 551

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Sick Role
  • Psychological Tests
  • Psychiatry
  • Pain Measurement
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Back Pain