Behavioral medicine in pain and analgesia management for the hemophilic child with factor VIII inhibitor. Academic Article uri icon


  • The present report describes the application of self-regulation techniques (progressive muscle relaxation, meditative breathing, and guided imagery) to the management of bleeding and arthritic pain and analgesic dependence in a 9-year-old hemophilic child with factor VIII inhibitor. Self-regulation training was effective in decreasing pain intensity and analgesic dependence, with 1-year follow-up demonstrating substantial improvements across both medical and psychosocial parameters.

published proceedings

  • Pain

author list (cited authors)

  • Varni, J. W., Gilbert, A., & Dietrich, S. L.

citation count

  • 58

complete list of authors

  • Varni, James W||Gilbert, Aggie||Dietrich, Shelby L

publication date

  • August 1981

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