Ethnicity, control appraisal, coping, and adjustment to chronic pain among black and white Americans.

OBJECTIVE: To identify similarities and differences among non-Hispanic black and white patients in pain appraisal, beliefs about pain, and ways of coping with pain. We also examined the association between these factors (i.e., appraisals, beliefs, coping) and patient perception or subjective experience of their functioning in each ethnic group. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey of patients with […]

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