Effects of sensory and procedural information on coping with stressful medical procedures and pain: a meta-analysis.

@article{Suls1989EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of sensory and procedural information on coping with stressful medical procedures and pain: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Jerry Suls and Choi K. Wan},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={1989},
  volume={57 3},
  pages={372-9}
}
A meta-analysis of studies on preparation for medical procedures and pain evaluated the relative effects of sensory; procedural, and combined sensory-procedural preoperational information on coping outcomes. Results indicated that, in contrast to sensory information, procedural information provided no significant benefits over control group instruction. Combined sensory-procedural preparation, however, yielded the strongest and most consistent benefits in terms of reducing negative affect, pain… CONTINUE READING

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