This study attempted to understand the role of controllability and learned helplessness in the experience of Fibromyalgia (FMS) patients. The study was crosssectional and correlational and examined the relationships between controllability, learned helplessness, depression, and somatic/retarded activity. The study concluded controllability and learned helplessness were associated with depression and could also predict depression. In addition, the study showed that learned helplessness was associated and could predict somatic/retarded activity in FMS patients.
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Kendal C. Boyd
Louis E. Jenkins
David A. Vermeersch
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
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Fibromyalgia -- psychology; Depression -- psychology; Pain -- psychology.
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Rose, Benjamin P., "Association of Controllability, Depression, and Symptoms in Fibromyalgia Patients" (2007). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 991.
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