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ERIC Number: EJ1048436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 11
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ISSN: ISSN-2168-6653
Measurement Structure of the Coping Strategies Questionnaire-24 in a Sample of Individuals with Musculoskeletal Pain: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis
Chiu, Chung-Yi; Jochman, Joseph; Fujikawa, Mayu; Strand, David; Cheing, Gladys; Lee, Gloria; Chan, Fong
Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, v28 n2 p80-90 2014
Purpose: To examine the factorial structure of the "Coping Strategy Questionnaire"-24 (CSQ-24) in a sample of Canadians with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Method: The sample included 171 workers' compensation clients (50.9% men) recruited from outpatient rehabilitation facilities in Canada. Mean age of participants was 42.45 years (SD = 9.87). Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was used to evaluate the factorial validity of the CSQ-24. Results: CFA indicated that the respecified 4-factor model comprising 20-specific coping items provided the best fit between the model and data, with ?[superscript2]/df = 2.009, CFI = 0.916, RMSEA = 0.077. The Cronbach's alpha coefficients for the 4 factors ranged from 0.80 to 0.86. The CSQ-24 correlated moderately in the predicted directions with pain intensity, activity interference, and depression, supporting its construct validity. Conclusion: The CSQ-24 was found to measure the 4 coping strategy factors reported by Harland and Georgieff (2003). It demonstrated good internal consistency reliability and construct validity and can be used as a brief coping measure for chronic pain clients in clinical rehabilitation settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada