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Title: Control Cognitions and Causal Attributions as Predictors of Fatigue Severity in a Community Sample
Contributor(s): Wells, Lesley (author); Thorsteinsson, Einar B  (author)orcid ; Brown, Rhonda  (author)
Publication Date: 2012
DOI: 10.1080/00224545.2011.586655
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Abstract: 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.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: The Journal of Social Psychology, 152(2), p. 185-198
Publisher: Psychology Press
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1940-1183
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 420403 Psychosocial aspects of childbirth and perinatal mental health
520199 Applied and developmental psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200201 Determinants of health
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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