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ERIC Number: EJ808799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1558-6898
Learned Resourcefulness and the Long-Term Benefits of a Chronic Pain Management Program
Kennett, Deborah J.; O'Hagan, Fergal T.; Cezer, Diego
Journal of Mixed Methods Research, v2 n4 p317-339 2008
A concurrent mixed methods approach was used to understand how learned resourcefulness empowers individuals. After completing Rosenbaum's Self-Control Schedule (SCS) measuring resourcefulness, 16 past clients of a multimodal pain clinic were interviewed about the kinds of pain-coping strategies they were practicing from the program. Constant comparative analysis of the text-based data revealed striking differences in the type of pain management strategies used by high- and low-resourceful participants. A substantive theory is advanced, whereby introspection and emotion allow for acceptance, which in turn permits the constructive use of social supports and enactment of active, and sometimes creative, pain-coping strategies to engage in meaningful activities. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada