Quality of Life Concepts

Secondary Health Conditions

Coping Strategies Questionnaire (CSQ)

Description: A measure of coping with pain [1].

Format:  The CSQ consists of 6 cognitive (diverting attention, reinterpreting pain sensations, coping self-statements, ignoring pain sensations, praying or hoping, and catastrophizing) and one behavioural (increasing activity level) pain coping scales.

Scoring: Items are rated on a scale ranging from 0 (never do) to 6 (always do that when in pain).

Administration and Burden: Interviewer-administered; Self-administered. Approximately 5 minutes.

Psychometrics for SCI: Not available.

Languages: English.

QoL Concept: The CSQ is a measure of Subjective Well-Being that assesses coping, which corresponds to Box E (subjective evaluations and reactions; self-efficacy) of Dijker’s Model.

Permissions/Where to Obtain: Unknown / Please review reference below to determine where to obtain.

References:

  1. Rosenstiel AK, Keefe FJ. The use of coping strategies in chronic low back pain patients: relationship to patient characteristics and current adjustment. Pain 1983;17:33–44.

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