Self-efficacy mediates the relation between fear-avoidance beliefs and subjective wellbeing in injured workers

Kohli, Livia; Brodbeck, Jeannette; Abegglen, Sandra; Hoffmann-Richter, Ulrike; Schade, Volker; Znoj, Hans Jörg (4 September 2017). Self-efficacy mediates the relation between fear-avoidance beliefs and subjective wellbeing in injured workers (Unpublished). In: 15th Swiss Psychological Society (SPS SGP SSP) conference - "Treasuring the diversity of psychology". Lausanne, Switzerland. 04.09.-05.09.2017.

Rehabilitation after an injury is a complex problem. Pain is often persistent in accident victims and affects rehabilitation as well as subjective wellbeing. There is growing evidence for a strong relationship between fear-avoidance-beliefs and pain in injured persons. However, the role of individual resources such as self-efficacy or accidental factors as work or leisure-time accident remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of these variables on subjective wellbeing 18 months post-injury. In a longitudinal design 340 injured workers were investigated at 4 to 6 months, 12 months and 18 months post-injury. We found that self-efficacy mediates the relationship between baseline fear-avoidance-beliefs about physical activity and subjective wellbeing. No effect of accident type was detected. We conclude that self-efficacy seem to be important for managing the impact of an accidental injury and therefore early detection and training of low self-efficacy could be beneficial for the individual long-term rehabilitation processes.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Kohli, Livia Rahel; Brodbeck, Jeannette; Abegglen, Sandra and Znoj, Hans Jörg

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

Language:

English

Submitter:

Salome Irina Rahel Bötschi

Date Deposited:

23 Apr 2018 14:23

Last Modified:

23 Apr 2018 14:23

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/111584

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