Psychosocial functioning of mothers with chronic pain: a comparison to pain-free controls

Evans, Subhadra, Shipton, Edward A. and Keenan, Thomas R. 2005, Psychosocial functioning of mothers with chronic pain: a comparison to pain-free controls, European journal of pain, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 683-690, doi: 10.1016/j.ejpain.2005.01.002.

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Title Psychosocial functioning of mothers with chronic pain: a comparison to pain-free controls
Author(s) Evans, SubhadraORCID iD for Evans, Subhadra
Shipton, Edward A.
Keenan, Thomas R.
Journal name European journal of pain
Volume number 9
Issue number 6
Start page 683
End page 690
Total pages 8
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2005-12
ISSN 1090-3801
Keyword(s) Activities of Daily Living
Adaptation, Psychological
Chronic Disease
Disability Evaluation
Pain Measurement
Pain, Intractable
Reference Values
Social Support
Stress, Psychological
Surveys and Questionnaires
chronic pain
psychosical functioning
parenting efficacy
risk for children
Summary This study compared the functioning of mothers experiencing chronic pain and control mothers on a range of psychosocial variables. Participants included 39 mothers with chronic pain conditions ranging from migraine and arthritis to chronic neck and back pain and 35 control mothers with out chronic pain. Analyses indicated that mothers with chronic pain experienced more physical, psychological and social difficulties when compared to controls. More difficulties were reported in completing day-to-day parenting tasks in mothers with chronic pain. Consistent with the biopsychosocial model of chronic pain, psychosocial variables accounted for approximately half of the variance in chronic pain mothers' physical functioning scores. The importance of psychological variables in the experience of chronic pain, the potential reduction in parenting efficacy and the risk that these influences hold for children are discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.ejpain.2005.01.002
Field of Research 110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
1103 Clinical Sciences
1109 Neurosciences
1115 Pharmacology And Pharmaceutical Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2005, European Federation of Chapters of the International Association for the Study of Pain
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