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dc.contributor.authorKatz, Laura
dc.contributor.otherQueen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Theses (Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.))en
dc.date2011-08-26 15:13:55.649en
dc.date2011-08-29 14:18:29.478en
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-30T21:02:28Z
dc.date.available2011-08-30T21:02:28Z
dc.date.issued2011-08-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/6682
dc.descriptionThesis (Master, Psychology) -- Queen's University, 2011-08-29 14:18:29.478en
dc.description.abstractInterstitial Cystitis / Painful Bladder Syndrome (IC/PBS) is a persistent and refractory medical condition that is characterized by chronic pelvic pain along with abnormal urinary frequency and urgency. There is no widely accepted etiology or efficacious cure for IC/PBS, thus treatment often relies on pain and symptom management. IC/PBS is associated with strong functional disability but theoretical models of disability have yet to be tested with these patients. As well, psychosocial factors associated with various IC/PBS outcomes (i.e., depression, catastrophizing, social support) are also associated with disability in a variety of chronic painful medical conditions but remain untested in disability models for IC/PBS. Thus, this research evaluated psychosocial factors as potential mediators of disability within the Disablement Process Model. Female patients diagnosed with IC/PBS by a urologist in a tertiary care hospitals were recruited (n=196; females). In using structural equation modeling of a final IC/PBS disability model, negative affect and catastrophizing were found to be partial mediators on the relationship between impairments and functional disability and social support was not a significant mediator of disability. Negative affect and catastrophizing may be key psychosocial factors in IC/PBS disability. Research implications for the Disablement Process Model and potential clinical interventions are discussed in light of the current findings.en_US
dc.languageenen
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
dc.rightsThis publication is made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws without written authority from the copyright owner.en
dc.subjectDisabilityen_US
dc.subjectCatastrophizingen_US
dc.subjectSocial supporten_US
dc.subjectPainen_US
dc.subjectStructural Equation Modelingen_US
dc.subjectInterstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndromeen_US
dc.subjectNegative affecten_US
dc.titleA PSYCHOSOCIAL MODEL OF DISABILITY IN INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS / PAINFUL BLADDER SYNDROMEen_US
dc.typethesisen_US
dc.description.degreeMasteren
dc.contributor.supervisorTripp, Dean A.en
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen


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