Coping Strategies Questionnaire (CSQ)
Description: A measure of coping with pain .
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.
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.
**CLICK ON THE LISTED SECONDARY HEALTH CONDITIONS ON THE RIGHT TO READ HOW THE CSQ HAS BEEN USED WITH A PARTICULAR CONDITION**
- 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.