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  1. Health care providers'attitudes and beliefs about functional impairments and chronic back pain.

    Article - En anglais


    This study validated a measure entitled the Health Care Providers'Pain and Impairment Relationship Scale (HC-PAIRS) for assessing the attitudes and beliefs of health care providers about functional expectation for chronic low back pain patients.

    HC-PAIRS was developed by modifying the Pain and Impairment Relationship Scale (PAIRS) used to assess the attitudes and beliefs of chronic pain patients.


    This study surveyed 150 community health care providers and 66 functional restoration providers using HC-PAIRS.

    HC-PAIRS consists of 15 items attributing back pain patients'impairment and disability to pain, followed by a seven-point Likert scale anchored with degrees of agreement and disagreement.

    Reliability of HC-PAIRS was determined using Cronbach's alpha.

    Factor analysis was performed to explore the dimensions of attitudes and beliefs.

    Validity was determined by HC-PAIRS accurately measuring the pain attitudes and beliefs of functional restoration providers, who have a stated philosophy concerning this notion.


    For the 150 community health care providers, HC-PAIRS revealed a Cronbach's alpha of 0.78.

    Factor analysis showed four dimensions of attitudes and beliefs measures by HC-PAIRS, which were entitled « functional expectations, » « social expectations, » need for cure, « and » projected cognition. Community providers showed a mean score of 52 (S.D.=10).

    Most respondents were neutral or disagreed somewhat with the notion that chroni...

    Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Personnel sanitaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Douleur, Chronique, Dos, Méthode, Attitude, Croyance, Impairment relation ship scole

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Health staff, United States, North America, America, Pain, Chronic, Back (anatomy), Method, Attitude, Belief

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0061935

    Code Inist : 002B24O14. Création : 199608.