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Type: Journal article
Title: Hypnotherapy for disability-related pain: A meta-analysis
Author: Bowker, E.
Dorstyn, D.
Citation: Journal of Health Psychology, 2016; 21(4):526-539
Publisher: Sage
Issue Date: 2016
ISSN: 1359-1053
1461-7277
Department: Faculty of Health Sciences
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Emma Bowker and Diana Dorstyn
Abstract: Hypnotherapy can address the biopsychosocial aspects of disability-related pain, although the available evidence is limited in quality and quantity. Meta-analytic techniques were utilised to evaluate 10 controlled studies. Hypnotherapy produced significant short-term improvements in fatigue, pain experience and affect. However, a lack of significance was noted at 3- to 6-month follow-up. A beneficial effect size (dw = 0.53; confidence interval = 0.28–0.84) in comparison to control conditions was reported, although comparability with other cognitive-behavioural treatments could not be confirmed across the few studies reporting this data (dw = 0.06; confidence interval = −0.33 to 0.45). The findings highlight the need for further controlled and longitudinal research in this area.
Keywords: disability; hypnosis; meta-analysis; pain; treatment efficacy
Description: Published online before print May 1, 2014
Rights: © The Author(s) 2014
RMID: 0030000090
DOI: 10.1177/1359105314530452
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