Behavioral and cognitive interventions in the treatment of pain in children

Edith Chen*, Michael H. Joseph, Lonnie K. Zeltzer

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A wide range of behavioral and cognitive techniques have been found to be efficacious for helping children to cope with acute pain. Research into the clinical applicability of these interventions is at an early stage but increasingly is being recognized as an important future direction. Many existing interventions and assessment tools are reasonably easy to use, allowing practitioners to have the tools to identify children most vulnerable to pain and to significantly reduce pain-related distress in these children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513-525
Number of pages13
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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