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dc.contributor.authorMartin, Paul
dc.contributor.authorTimmings, Hui-Yuan
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-22T23:08:51Z
dc.date.available2018-08-22T23:08:51Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0005-0067
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/ap.12177
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/100225
dc.description.abstractObjective: Could a website be developed that would be more evidence-based and lead to readers having more positive cognitions (locus of control, self-efficacy) with respect to managing their headaches than the current websites? Method: A new website was developed based on learning to cope with headache triggers rather than the traditional advice to avoid all triggers. An existing, commonly accessed, influential website was used for comparative purposes, which was equal in length and equivalent in readability to the new website. Sixty-two participants (42 female, 20 male) who had suffered from frequent headaches for at least 12 months were randomly assigned to reading one website or the other, followed by completing the following measures: Headache Management Self-Efficacy Scale, Headache-Specific Locus of Control scale, and a survey including questions on confidence and optimism with respect to managing headaches. Results: Analyses indicated that readers of the “coping” website compared with the traditional website had higher self-efficacy (p < .001) and lower chance locus of control (p < .001). The difference between the groups on internal locus of control was not significant when family-wise error adjustments were made (p < .04). Readers of the “coping” website felt more confident in managing their headaches (p < .006), more optimistic in managing their headaches (p < .003), and more optimistic that their headaches might decrease in frequency, intensity, and duration (p < .001). Conclusion: Websites need periodic revision as the research literature unfolds, and website designers should take into account the cognitive impact of websites.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd.
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto9
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Psychologist
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.titleEffect of Headache Websites on Locus of Control and Self-efficacy of Readers
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychology
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.rights.copyright© 2017 The Australian Psychological Society. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Effect of Headache Websites on Locus of Control and Self‐efficacy of Readers, Australian Psychologist, Volume 52, Issue 1, Pages 72-80, 2017, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/ap.12177. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving (http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828039.html)
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