Impact of a lecture about empirical bases of hypnosis on beliefs and attitudes toward hypnosis among Cuban health professionals.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine whether a lecture on hypnosis can modify attitudes and misconceptions about hypnosis. The sample consisted of 97 health professionals from institutions in Havana City, Cuba. Group 1 consisted of 46 participants who received a lecture on hypnosis. Group 2 consisted of 51 participants who received a lecture about urology. and Beliefs toward Hypnosis-Therapist was applied before and after the lecture. Results indicated that there were significant differences between the groups: Group 1 showed more positive attitudes toward hypnosis. However, both groups showed similar misconceptions about hypnosis and memory, which changed significantly in Group 1 after receiving the lecture about hypnosis but not in Group 2. Therefore, the lecture about hypnosis had a significant impact in correcting participants' misconceptions about memory and hypnosis.

DOI: 10.1080/00207144.2010.499351

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@article{Martn2010ImpactOA, title={Impact of a lecture about empirical bases of hypnosis on beliefs and attitudes toward hypnosis among Cuban health professionals.}, author={Marta Cobo Mart{\'i}n and Antonio Capafons and Bego{\~n}a Espejo and Maria Elena Mendoza and Mayda Guerra and Jos{\'e} Angel Enr{\'i}quez Santos and Sandra D{\'i}az-Pur{\'o}n and Israel Garc{\'i}a Guirado and Carmen Dolores Sosa Castilla}, journal={The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis}, year={2010}, volume={58 4}, pages={476-96} }