Memories of colonoscopy: a randomized trial

@article{Redelmeier2003MemoriesOC,
  title={Memories of colonoscopy: a randomized trial},
  author={Donald A Redelmeier and Joel Katz and Daniel Kahneman},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2003},
  volume={104},
  pages={187-194}
}
Patients' memories of the past may influence their decisions about the future, yet memories are imperfect and susceptible to bias. We tested whether a memory failure observed in psychology experiments could be applied in a clinical setting to lessen patients' memories of the pain of an unpleasant medical procedure. We studied consecutive outpatients undergoing colonoscopy who were medically stable, mentally competent, and able to speak English (n=682). By random assignment, half the patients… CONTINUE READING
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