A meta-analysis of hypnosis for chronic pain problems: a comparison between hypnosis, standard care, and other psychological interventions
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
A meta-analysis of hypnosis for chronic pain problems
Abstract: 

Hypnosis is regarded as an effective treatment for psychological and physical ailments. However, its efficacy as a strategy for managing chronic pain has not been assessed through meta-analytical methods. The objective of the current study was to conduct a meta-analysis to assess the efficacy of hypnosis for managing chronic pain. When compared with standard care, hypnosis provided moderate treatment benefit. Hypnosis also showed a moderate superior effect as compared to other psychological interventions for a nonheadache group. The results suggest that hypnosis is efficacious for managing chronic pain. Given that large heterogeneity among the included studies was identified, the nature of hypnosis treatment is further discussed.

Author(s): 
Adachi, Tomonori
Fujino, Haruo
Nakae, Aya
Mashimo, Takashi
Sasaki, Jun
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Journal Abbreviation: 
Int J Clin Exp Hypn
Publication Date: 
2014
Publication Year: 
2014
Pages: 
28-Jan
Volume: 
62
Issue: 
1
ISSN: 
1744-5183
DOI: 
10.1080/00207144.2013.841471
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 24256477

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Tomonori Adachi, Haruo Fujino, Aya Nakae, Takashi Mashimo and Jun Sasaki. 2014. "A meta-analysis of hypnosis for chronic pain problems: a comparison between hypnosis, standard care, and other psychological interventions." The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis 62: 1: 28-Jan. 10.1080/00207144.2013.841471.

Wikipedia Citation

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