MMPI Scales as Predictors of Pain-Coping Strategies Preferred by Patients with Chronic Pain

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Pain-coping strategies preferred by patients with chronic pain in a multidisciplinary pain program were correlated with their MMPI scores. Data from two samples of patients (total n = 300) indicated that self-management and social support were related to good adjustment and that helplessness and medical remedies were related to poor adjustment.

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