Efficacy of cognitive behavioural therapy for patients with chronic pain in Singapore.

@article{Tan2009EfficacyOC,
  title={Efficacy of cognitive behavioural therapy for patients with chronic pain in Singapore.},
  author={Esther P G Tan and Evangeline S L Tan and B Y Ng},
  journal={Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 11},
  pages={952-9}
}
BACKGROUND The use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques to manage chronic pain is relatively new and understudied in Singapore. Using data collected from group CBT programmes carried out at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), we seek to explore the efficacy of the programme on pain intensity, self-efficacy, attitudes towards pain, and emotional factors. We also examined the efficacy of the longer 6- to 9-day group programme versus an abridged 2-day version called the Pacing… CONTINUE READING