Individual difference variables and the effects of progressive muscle relaxation and analgesic imagery interventions on cancer pain.

@article{Kwekkeboom2008IndividualDV,
  title={Individual difference variables and the effects of progressive muscle relaxation and analgesic imagery interventions on cancer pain.},
  author={Kristine Kwekkeboom and Britt Wanta and Molly Bumpus},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2008},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={604-15}
}
Clinicians in acute care settings are often called upon to manage cancer pain unrelieved by medications. Cognitive-behavioral strategies, such as relaxation and imagery, are recommended for cancer pain management; however, there appear to be individual differences in their effects. This pilot study examined variation in pain outcomes achieved with progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) and analgesic imagery interventions among hospitalized patients with cancer pain, and assessed the influence of… CONTINUE READING

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