Effects of attentional direction, age, and coping style on cold-pressor pain in children.

@article{Piira2006EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of attentional direction, age, and coping style on cold-pressor pain in children.},
  author={Tiina Piira and Brett K. Hayes and Belinda Goodenough and Carl L. von Baeyer},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={835-48}
}
This study assessed the relative efficacy of two imagery-based attentional strategies for modifying pain experience in children. Children aged 7-14 years (n = 120) were randomly assigned to one of three conditions: distraction, sensory-focussing or control (no imagery). The distraction condition prompted children to focus their attention externally; the sensory-focussing condition prompted the child to focus internally on physical sensations. Self-report measures of pain coping style… CONTINUE READING

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