Mediators of a brief hypnosis intervention to control side effects in breast surgery patients: response expectancies and emotional distress.

@article{Montgomery2010MediatorsOA,
  title={Mediators of a brief hypnosis intervention to control side effects in breast surgery patients: response expectancies and emotional distress.},
  author={Guy H. Montgomery and Michael N. Hallquist and Julie B. Schnur and Daniel David and Jeffrey H. Silverstein and Dana Howard Bovbjerg},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={80-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The present study was designed to test the hypotheses that response expectancies and emotional distress mediate the effects of an empirically validated presurgical hypnosis intervention on postsurgical side effects (i.e., pain, nausea, and fatigue). METHOD Women (n = 200) undergoing breast-conserving surgery (mean age = 48.50 years; 63% White, 15% Hispanic, 13% African American, and 9% other) were randomized to a hypnosis or to an attention control group. Prior to surgery, patients… CONTINUE READING
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