Patterning of pain and power with guided imagery.
- ISSN: 08943184
- ISBN: 0894-3184 (Print)\r0894-3184 (Linking)
- DOI: 10.1177/0894318404266322
- PubMed: 15200727
Using Martha Rogers' science of unitary human beings, changes in pain and power among 42 patients were examined in relation to the use of a guided imagery modality. Participants were randomly assigned to treatment and control groups and repeated measures MANCOVA was used to detect differences in pain and power over a 4-day period of time. The treatment group's pain decreased during the last 2 days of the study. No differences in power emerged. Guided imagery appeared to have potential as a useful nursing modality for chronic pain sufferers.