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Patterning of pain and power with guided imagery.

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Nursing science quarterly, vol. 17, issue 3 (2004) pp. 233-41

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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.

Author-supplied keywords

  • 80 and over
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Attitude to Health
  • Chronic Disease
  • Female
  • Holistic Health
  • Holistic Nursing
  • Humans
  • Imagery (Psychotherapy)
  • Imagery (Psychotherapy): methods
  • Imagery (Psychotherapy): standards
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Models
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Nursing
  • Nursing Evaluation Research
  • Pain
  • Pain Measurement
  • Pain: diagnosis
  • Pain: prevention & control
  • Pain: psychology
  • Power (Psychology)
  • Questionnaires
  • Self Efficacy
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome

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  • Wendy A Lewandowski

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