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Control cognitions and causal attributions as predictors of fatigue severity in a community sample.
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PMID:  22468420     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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Control cognitions and causal attributions of fatigue were examined in relation to Weiner's Causal Attribution theory in a community sample. Participants were 97 females and 43 males, aged 18-83 years. Weiner's dimensions of stability and uncontrollability and physical and psychosocial attributions of fatigue were related to fatigue severity. Escape-avoidance coping mediated between psychosocial causal attributions of fatigue to fatigue; whereas planful problem-solving and exercise moderated between stability cognitions to fatigue and psychosocial attributions of fatigue to fatigue, respectively. This, the cause(s) of fatigue were perceived as stable, uncontrollable, and involving physical and psychosocial factors, participants reported worse fatigue. Taken together, the results suggest that fatigue treatments may be most effective when they are tailored or matched to the belief systems of the individuals with fatigue.
Authors:
Lesley Wells; Einar B Thorsteinsson; Rhonda F Brown
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of social psychology     Volume:  152     ISSN:  0022-4545     ISO Abbreviation:  J Soc Psychol     Publication Date:    2012 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376372     Medline TA:  J Soc Psychol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  185-98     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of New England, School of Psychology, Armidale, NSW, Australia.
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