Feasibility of a cognitive restructuring intervention for treatment of chronic pain in persons with disabilities.

TitleFeasibility of a cognitive restructuring intervention for treatment of chronic pain in persons with disabilities.
Publication TypeJournal Article
2004
AuthorsEhde DM, Jensen MP
JournalRehabilitation Psychology
Volume49
Issue3
Pagination254-258
Yes

Objective: To determine the feasibility of a cognitive restructuring intervention relative to an education intervention for treatment of pain in persons with chronic pain secondary to disability. Study Design: Quasi-experimental. Participants: 18 adults with chronic pain and disability. Interventions: Cognitive restructuring (n 13) or education (n 5) group intervention. Main Outcome Measure: Average pain intensity. Results: Participants in the cognitive group reported greater pre- to posttreatment decreases in pain than those in the education group. Participants rated both interventions positively and expressed enthusiasm for psychosocial interventions for pain. Conclusions: Preliminary findings suggest that decreases in pain can occur as a result of a cognitive restructuring intervention and support the feasibility of conducting intervention trials in persons with disability-related chronic pain.

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