Journal article

Effects of a pain management programme on occupational performance are influenced by gains in self-efficacy

F Thomas, SJ Gibson, CA Arnold, MJ Giummarra

British Journal of Occupational Therapy | Published : 2021


Introduction: The perceived capacity to perform particular activities or skills (i.e. self-efficacy) is paramount in occupational therapy and is thought to be reinforced by actual functional capacity. This study examined whether changes in self-efficacy or confidence to lift weighted items influences changes in occupational performance and disability levels in patients attending a cognitive behavioural therapy pain management programme. Method: Clients attending an 8-week cognitive behavioural therapy pain management programme (N = 125) completed questionnaires before treatment, at discharge, and at 3-month and 6-month reviews, including measures of pain self-efficacy, disability and self-pe..

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