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Research short: link found between pain symptoms and confidence

Dr Mary Wyatt

Believing that you can cope with whatever life brings you has a positive impact on pain symptoms - and there are ways of assessing coping confidence at work.

Chronic pain costs the community an enormous amount and can be devastating for the individual.  If we understand the factors that result in long term disability we are more likely to be able to help those with chronic pain. For their individual situation, their family, the workplace and the community. “Self-efficacy” is the belief that you will cope with whatever life brings you. People with high self-efficacy tend to ...

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