Chronic chest pain with normal coronary arteries: A behavioral approach to rehabilitation

Jeffrey C. Levenkron*, Michael G. Goldstein, Odysseus Adamides, Philip Greenland

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Abstract

A patient, disabled for one year by chest pain with arteriographically normal coronary arteries, was treated using the clinical methods of operant conditioning. A behavioral analysis identified the functional relationship between the painillness behaviors and the social consequences that maintained them. Following six weeks of inpatient rehabilitation, the patient returned to work and remained free from disability. This approach is described as a useful adjunct to cardiac rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-479
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cardiac Rehabilitation
Volume5
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation

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