Richard Large

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This study sought to test whether a cognitive-hypnotic intervention could be used to decrease skin reactivity to histamine and whether hypnotizability, physiological variables, attitudes, and mood would influence the size of the skin weals. Thirty eight subjects undertook three individual laboratory sessions; a pretest session to determine sensitivity to(More)
  • R G Large
  • 1977
Manual therapy is based on a biomedical model of illness and places considerable reliance on the patient's report of pain. Reported pain intensity is assumed to bear a close relationship with underlying nociception but research has shown that the experience of pain is also influenced by a wide range of psychological factors. Firstly, response to pain(More)
This study reports a 9-18 month follow-up of a randomised controlled trial of pain management programmes for chronic, non-malignant pain. Twenty-two inpatients, 18 outpatients and 12 control subjects completed the follow-up assessments. Significant treatment effects were demonstrated by the inpatient group on pain ratings, the Pain Behaviour Checklist, and(More)
This study investigated the clinical efficacy of in- and outpatient pain management programmes in comparison with a control group. Following physical examination and psychosocial assessments, and after obtaining informed consent, patients were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups: (1) a 4 week multidisciplinary inpatient pain management programme; (2) a 9(More)
Immediate (Type I) hypersensitivity skin reactions to allergens or antigens have been used as immune measures that may be subject to intentional modulation. In preliminary experiments using hypnosis we encountered unacceptably large, uncontrollable variability. A method was subsequently devised in which serial, five-fold dilutions of allergen or histamine(More)
The construct of coping is explored in this paper utilising repertory grid technique with a small group of non-patients with chronic pain. Nineteen volunteers with low back pain completed a repertory grid with eight given elements signifying various self and illness-related roles. Two constructs were given and the remainder elicited using the triad method.(More)
Hypnosis has been used to ameliorate skin test reactivity in studies dating back to the 1930s. This study using modern methodology and statistical analyses sets out to test the hypothesis that it was possible to decrease reactions to histamine by hypnotic suggestion. Five subjects, all asthmatic and untrained in hypnosis, were given three hypnotic sessions(More)