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Revista de la Sociedad Española del Dolor

versión impresa ISSN 1134-8046


BENITO, G. et al. Psychological interventions in Pain Clinics: A experiencial proposal from the Pain Clinic of the Hospital Universitario Príncipe de Asturias, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid. Rev. Soc. Esp. Dolor [online]. 2006, vol.13, n.4, pp.254-262. ISSN 1134-8046.

Some psychological resources on the treatment of chronic pain ares shown, trying to integrate them to be applied by a single professional with the maximun effectivity. Structured interview is choosen as the main tool for evaluation, the use of a survey is also recomended as a guide to cover the psychological aspects of the pain and the life with pain. In order to detect psychopatology, a test based on DSM-IV criteria is used. The evaluation process is always individual and it tries to expand the information already collected by the anaesthetists. The suggested intervention is based on several grupal techniques. They are combined for each patient attending to wich ones have shown effectiveness on the increasement of autonomy. Proposed techniques are: progressive muscular relaxation, respiration exercises and some cognitive techniques. The resulting program covers the most studied psychological aspects of the chronic pain, and uses resources with well tested results on the treatment of chronic pain.

Palabras clave : Chronic pain; psychological evaluation; psychological treatment.

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