Fear-avoidance in recovered burn patients: Association with psychological and somatic symptoms
2005 (English)In: Journal of Health Psychology, ISSN 1359-1053, Vol. 10, no 4, 491-502 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Fear-avoidance, an important model in the understanding of chronic pain, has not yet been studied in patients with burns. The purpose of this study was to investigate if recovered burn patients have fear-avoidance beliefs and to explore the association with psychological and somatic symptoms. Eighty-four recovered burn patients completed self-report questionnaires. The results showed that there were fear-avoidance beliefs, but not to a large extent. Beta coefficients from multiple regression analyses indicated a strong association between fear-avoidance and problems with work, heat sensitivity and arousal symptoms. The model was capable of explaining 73 per cent of the variance in fear-avoidance beliefs. Copyright © 2005 SAGE Publications.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 10, no 4, 491-502 p.
fear-avoidance, burn injury, chronic pain, work, arousal
National CategorySocial Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-31299DOI: 10.1177/1359105305053410Local ID: 17061OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-31299DiVA: diva2:252122