The treatment of recurrent abdominal pain in children : a controlled comparison of cognitive-behavioral family intervention and standard pediatric care

Sanders, M. R., Shepherd, R. W., Cleghorn, Geoffrey J., & Woolford, H. (1994) The treatment of recurrent abdominal pain in children : a controlled comparison of cognitive-behavioral family intervention and standard pediatric care. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 62(2), pp. 306-314.

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Abstract

This study describes the results of a controlled clinical trial involving 44 7- to 14-year-old children with recurrent abdominal pain who were randomly allocated to either cognitive-behavioral family intervention (CBFI) or standard pediatric care (SPC). Both treatment conditions resulted in significant improvements on measures of pain intensity and pain behavior. However, the children receiving CBFI had a higher rate of complete elimination of pain, lower levels of relapse at 6- and 12-month follow-up, and lower levels of interference with their activities as a result of pain and parents reported a higher level of satisfaction with the treatment than children receiving SPC. After controlling for pretreatment levels of pain, children's active self-coping and mothers' caregiving strategies were significant independent predictors of pain behavior at posttreatment.

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ID Code: 90011
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Cited By :191
Export Date: 1 September 2015
CODEN: JCLPB
Correspondence Address: Sanders, M.R.; Department of Psychiatry, University of Queensland, Herston, QLD, Australia
Keywords: abdominal pain, adolescent, article, behavior therapy, clinical article, cognitive therapy, human, pain assessment, recurrent disease, school child, Child, Comparative Study, Family Therapy, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Male, Pain Measurement, Recurrence, Somatoform Disorders, Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
DOI: 10.1037/0022-006X.62.2.306
ISSN: 0022-006X
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Deposited On: 13 Nov 2015 00:45
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2015 00:45

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