The treatment of recurrent abdominal pain in children: a controlled comparison of cognitive-behavioral family intervention and standard pediatric care.

@article{Sanders1994TheTO,
  title={The treatment of recurrent abdominal pain in children: a controlled comparison of cognitive-behavioral family intervention and standard pediatric care.},
  author={Matthew R Sanders and Robert W. Shepherd and Geoffrey John Cleghorn and Helen Woolford},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={1994},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={
          306-14
        }
}
This study describes the results of a controlled clinical trial involving 44 7- to 14-year-old children with recurrent abdominal pain who were randomly allocated to either cognitive-behavioral family intervention (CBFI) or standard pediatric care (SPC). Both treatment conditions resulted in significant improvements on measures of pain intensity and pain behavior. However, the children receiving CBFI had a higher rate of complete elimination of pain, lower levels of relapse at 6- and 12-month… CONTINUE READING

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