ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Is Coconut Oil Healthy? (The American Heart Association Doesn’t Think So)

American Heart Association Renders Itself Obsolete With 1960s Dietary Advice on Coconut Oil

How Fish Oil Benefits Heart Disease Patients with Depression

Ginger Fights Obesity

Broccoli compound could be helpful to diabetes

Health Benefits of Artichokes

Putting the Spotlight on Coriander Seed Oil

Migraines? Powdered Ginger May Help

Are Americans Really Getting Too Much Vitamin D? A Critical Look at Recent Media Warnings

Eating more vegetable protein may protect against early menopause

 
Print Page
Email Article

Abstract: Validation of the arthritis self-efficacy short-form scale in German fibromyalgia patients

  [ 21 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • February 26, 2003


Eur J Pain 2003;7(2):163-71

Mueller A, Hartmann M, Mueller K, Eich W.

Department of Internal Medicine II, Medical Clinic, University of Heidelberg, Bergheimer Str. 58, 69115, Heidelberg, Germany

Self-efficacy is assumed to account for significant variance in the treatment outcome of chronic pain patients. The aim of this study was to provide a German version of an approved measure of disease-related self-efficacy in fibromyalgia (FM) patients which assesses treatment outcomes and specific differences compared to other pain patients.

The 8-item short-form of the arthritis self-efficacy scale was translated into German (ASES-D) and administered to 148 FM patients and 53 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In addition, similar cognitive constructs (locus of control, optimism/pessimism, and general self-efficacy) and disease-related variables (pain, functioning, depression, and coping) were assessed.

The instrument was further applied to 43 FM patients who underwent interdisciplinary group therapy. Validation methods consisted of correlation, principal component analysis and difference testing between the disease groups. The instrument met good psychometric properties. Evidence for construct validity was provided. Self-efficacy was sensitive to changes and could be used in predicting the treatment outcome in FM patients. The German short-form ASES-D is a further step toward an internationally comparable assessment of disease-related self-efficacy in FM.

PMID: 12600798 [PubMed - in process]




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Optimized Curcumin Longvida®

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength

Natural Remedies

When a Good Night's Sleep Is Just a Daydream... When a Good Night's Sleep Is Just a Daydream...
Secret Nutrient for Radiant Skin Secret Nutrient for Radiant Skin
More Weight Loss than Any Other Discovery in Supplement History More Weight Loss than Any Other Discovery in Supplement History
Prepare Yourself for Cold & Flu Season Prepare Yourself for Cold & Flu Season
"It's Not Easy Being Green" - But It Is Healthy

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map