The role of pain, perseverative cognition and goal adjustment in vasculitis associated fatigue.

MAYOR, Helen and REIDY, John (2016). The role of pain, perseverative cognition and goal adjustment in vasculitis associated fatigue. Journal of Health Psychology. (In Press)

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Abstract

Fatigue is a common symptom associated with Vasculitis and contributes significantly to impaired quality of life. Motivational Control Theory (Hockey, 2013) suggests a role for perseverative cognition and goal adjustment in fatigue. Therefore, this study investigated these potential predictors of fatigue in individuals with Vasculitis. 249 participants completed online questionnaires assessing fatigue, perseverative cognition, goal disengagement and goal reengagement, in addition to demographic and disease related variables. Hierarchical regression analysis found only pain, sleep disturbance, disease activity and perseverative cognition to significantly predict fatigue. This highlights the importance of psychological factors in determining fatigue in those with Vasculitis.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Psychology Research Group
Depositing User: John Reidy
Date Deposited: 23 May 2016 13:05
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 03:00
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12241

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