Table 3

Relationship of pain beliefs, depression and global quality of life (n = 98)

Depression r (p)*

Global quality of life r (p)


Pain permanence

0.3 (0.003)

-0.12 (0.25)

Self-blame

0.13 (0.21)

-0.14 (0.17)

Pain consistency

0.32 (0.001)

-0.31 (0.002)

Mysteriousness

0.18 (0.07)

-0.09 (0.37)


* r = correlation coefficient, p = significant level.

Tavoli et al. BMC Cancer 2008 8:177   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-8-177

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