Acceptance, cognitive restructuring, and distraction as coping strategies for acute pain.

  title={Acceptance, cognitive restructuring, and distraction as coping strategies for acute pain.},
  author={Annika Kohl and Winfried Rief and Julia Anna Glombiewski},
  journal={The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society},
  volume={14 3},
UNLABELLED Little is known about treatment mechanisms underlying acceptance strategies. Acceptance is a strategy that is expected to increase pain tolerance more than distraction, while distraction should lead to lower pain intensity. The effect of cognitive restructuring on experimental pain has not yet been investigated. The present study aimed to explore differential short-term effects of acceptance, distraction, and cognitive restructuring on pain tolerance and intensity. Pain was induced… CONTINUE READING
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