Behavioral medicine in pain and analgesia management for the hemophilic child with factor VIII inhibitor
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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.
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Varni, J. W., Gilbert, A., & Dietrich, S. L.
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Varni, James W||Gilbert, Aggie||Dietrich, Shelby L