Rosenstiel AK, Keefe FJ. The use of cognitive
coping strategies in chronic low back pain patients: relationship to
patient characteristics and current adjustment. Pain 1983; 17:33-44.
The Coping Strategies Questionnaire (CSQ), a
measure of coping in chronic pain patients. Rosenstiel and Keefe
generated the 48 items of the CSQ from their experience in clinical and
Structure / Content
The authors were divided into eight scales of
six items each: a) diverting attention; b) reinterpreting pain
sensation; c) coping self-statements; d) ignoring pain sensation; e)
praying and hoping; f) catastrophizing; g) increasing activity level,
and h) increasing pain beliaviors. For the question «How frequently do
you use die following strategies when you have pain?», the subjects
answered according to die 7 point Likert scale: 0: never; 3: sometimes;
6: always. At the end of the questionnaire, there are two perceived
effectiveness items: i) control over pain (0-6), and j) ability to
decrease the pain (0-6).
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