Advertisement

Pain pp 379-380 | Cite as

Stages of Behavioral Change and Their Effects

  • Jyoti SachdevaEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

Chronic Pain leads to much personal, social and occupational impairment. Use of self management techniques can empower patients and lead to much improvement in quality of life. However, patients vary in their levels of motivation to adopt such strategies. The transtheoretical model (TTM) of stages of behavior change can be applied to assess patients’ level of motivation. Each patient can then be offered individualized, stage-specific behavioral and psychological interventions which are more likely to produce positive change.

Keywords

Stages of change Self management Chronic pain PSOCQ 

References

  1. 1.
    Dijkstra A. The validity of stages of change model in the adoption of the self management approach in chronic pain. Clin J Pain. 2005;21:27–37.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Kerns RD, Rosenberg R, Jamison RN, Caudill MA, Haythornthwaite J. Readiness to adopt a self-management approach to chronic pain: the Pain Stages of Change Questionnaire (PSOCQ). Pain. 1997;72:227–34.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Keefe FJ, Lefebvre JC, Kerns RD, Rosenberg R, Beaupre P, Prochaska J, Prochaska JO, Caldwell DS. Understanding the adoption of arthritis self-management: stages of change profiles among arthritis patients. Pain. 2000;87:303–13.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Gersh E, Arnold C, Gibson SJ. The relationship between the readiness for change and clinical outcomes in response to multidisciplinary pain management. Pain Med. 2011;12:165–72.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Strand EB, Kerns RD, Christie A, Haavik-Nilsen K, Klokkerud M, Finset A. Higher levels of pain readiness to change and more positive affect reduce pain reports: a weekly assessment study on arthritis patients. Pain. 2007;3:204–13.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral NeuroscienceUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA

Personalised recommendations