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Title An examination of the role of self-regulatory fatigue in adaption to chronic pain / Gail McMillan.
Name McMillan, Gail. .
Abstract A series of N-of-1 studies formed studies 5 and 6, which employed diary methods to examine the role of pain, self-regulatory fatigue, self-efficacy, motivation, goal striving and demands on goal pursuit. Results: The findings did not support Strength Model assumptions due to conceptual and methodological limitations of the Strength Model. At between-person and within-person levels, self-regulatory fatigue did not reliably predict self-regulation performance or goal pursuit. The findings suggest that self-regulatory fatigue and self-efficacy influence allocation of resources during self-regulation.
Abstract Higher self-efficacy may be adaptive at the group level, but not at the within-person level when self-regulatory capacity is reduced. Discussion: The evidence did not support the Strength Model but pointed to a motivated resource allocation explanation of self-regulation in people with chronic pain. The findings have implications from both a theoretical and clinical perspective.
Abstract It would be useful, therefore, to understand the factors that impact on self-regulatory processes in chronic pain as a possible means by which self-management might be optimised. This thesis applied the Strength Model to understand self-regulation in people with chronic pain.
Abstract Methods: Six studies were conducted. In the first study, people with chronic pain and controls participated in tasks of self-regulation to examine the role of self-regulatory fatigue and self-efficacy on performance. In the second study, a cross-sectional design was employed where participants completed questionnaires to assess the relationship between self-regulatory fatigue, pain self-efficacy and mood. In the third study, two short forms of the Self-regulatory Fatigue Scale (SRFS) were developed and an initial validation was conducted. A discriminant content validity study of the SRFS was conducted in study 4.
Abstract Objectives: The prevalence of chronic pain and disability will continue to increase due to an aging population and lifestyle factors. Identifying factors which facilitate self-management is essential. Managing chronic pain requires the self-regulation of many factors that affect self-management, for example, to manage activity levels, mood, motivation, self-discipline, self-efficacy and inner conflicts. It has been proposed that difficulties in self-management in people with chronic pain arise from deficits in self-regulation, or a reduced capacity for self-regulation.
Publication date 2019
Name Dixon, Diane, degree supervisor.
Name Fleming, Leanne, degree supervisor.
Name University of Strathclyde. School of Psychological Sciences and Health.
Thesis note Thesis PhD University of Strathclyde 2019 T15481
System Number 000005972

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