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The Effects of Partners’ Helping Motivation on Chronic Pain Patients’ Functioning over Time

Because partners of individuals with chronic pain (ICP) may differ considerably in their helping responses (e.g., providing emotional, instrumental and informational support4), various attempts have been undertaken to categorize helping responses of close others in terms of its expected implications for ICP’s functioning (e.g.,9). To fully understand whether partners’ helping response is truly helpful and promotes ICP’s adjustment, the present research draws on Self-Determination Theory (SDT,7,34), a broad theory on human motivation.

The Effects of Partners’ Helping Motivation on Chronic Pain Patients’ Functioning over Time

Orginally Published At: Pain Journal

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