Role of Self-Efficacy in Rehabilitation Outcome Among Chronic Low Back Pain Patients

Elizabeth M. Altmaier*, Daniel W. Russell, Chuan Feng Kao, Thomas R. Lehmann, James Neil Weinstein

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Abstract

The role of self-efficacy beliefs in the rehabilitation of 45 low back pain patients participating in a 3-week rehabilitation program was examined. Increments in self-efficacy beliefs during the rehabilitation program were not associated with improved patient functioning at discharge from the program. However, in support of the theorized role of self-efficacy in behavior change, these increments in self-efficacy significantly predicted better patient functioning and less reported pain at the 6-month follow-up assessment. Implications of these findings for the rehabilitation of low back pain patients are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-339
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Counseling Psychology
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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