Adjustment to fibromyalgia: the role of domain-specific self-efficacy and acceptance
Sahar, Karan; Thomas, Shirley A.; Clarke, Simon P.
Shirley A. Thomas
Simon P. Clarke
Fibromyalgia is a long‐term condition of unknown aetiology characterised by widespread pain, fatigue, joint stiffness, and tenderness. Research in long‐term conditions traditionally focuses on negative aspects of coping. The objective of this study therefore was to investigate the role of positive factors such as self‐efficacy and acceptance in the context of adjustment to fibromyalgia.
The study employed a cross‐sectional design using online questionnaires measuring self‐efficacy, acceptance, kinesiophobia, coping, catastrophising, pain intensity, and fibromyalgia impact. A total of 117 participants with fibromyalgia (99 female) were recruited from fibromyalgia support‐groups, organisations, and online forums.
Data were analysed using multiple regression analysis. After controlling for other cognitive and demographic variables, pain self‐efficacy remained a significant predictor of pain intensity (p = .003); symptom self-efficacy remained the best predictor of psychological fibromyalgia impact (p = .001); and function self‐efficacy remained the best predictor of functional (p
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Mar 27, 2015|
|Journal||Australian Journal of Psychology|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Sahar, K., Thomas, S. A., & Clarke, S. P. (2015). Adjustment to fibromyalgia: the role of domain-specific self-efficacy and acceptance. Australian Journal of Psychology, 68(1), doi:10.1111/ajpy.12089|
|Keywords||Adjustment; Acceptance; Fibromyalgia; Pain and pain management; Positive psychology; Self‐efficacy|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf|
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