Empirically supported treatments in pediatric psychology: Disease-related pain
Journal/Book: J Pediat Psychol. 1999; 24: Journals Dept, 2001 Evans Rd, Cary, NC 27513, USA. Oxford Univ Press Inc. 155-167.
Abstract: Objective: To evaluate psychological literature addressing interventions for disease-related pain in children. Methods: We conducted a literature review of all studies using psychological interventions for pain stemming directly from disease process as well as pain secondary to disease treatment. Results: Few empirically validated psychological approaches to the treatment of disease pain were found. Although existing intervention studies do not meet Chambless criteria, some promising strategies were identified. Conclusions: Clinical evidence suggests that cognitive-behavioral strategies for the management of disease pain in children are promising and manualized, controlled intervention studies are needed.
Note: Article Walco GA, Hackensack Univ, Med Ctr, Tomorrows Childrens Inst, 30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack,NJ 07601 USA
Keyword(s): pain management; chronic illness; children; empirically validated interventions; SICKLE-CELL DISEASE; JUVENILE RHEUMATOID-ARTHRITIS; PRIMARY FIBROMYALGIA SYNDROME; CONTROLLED CLINICAL-TRIAL; COPING STRATEGIES; CANCER-TREATMENT; CHILDREN; MANAGEMENT; ADOLESCENTS; HYPNOSIS