Chest pain self-management training for patients with coronary artery disease
AuthorsPayne, Thomas J.
Johnson, Cheryl A.
Penzien, Donald B.
Prather, Rita C.
UMass Chan AffiliationsDepartment of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
Document TypeJournal Article
Combined Modality Therapy
Coronary Artery Bypass
Behavioral Disciplines and Activities
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
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AbstractThis study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of a brief, structured pain management program to improve control over chest pain episodes in patients diagnosed with coronary artery disease. Twenty-six male veterans who attended the three-session program were compared with twenty-six matched controls. Results indicated significant short-term reductions in self-report of number of chest pain episodes in treated subjects. Self-report of pretreatment daily physical activity level moderated treatment outcome, as individuals reporting lower levels of physical activity derived greater benefit than their high-activity counterparts. These results suggest the potential utility of incorporating chest pain control strategies into comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation programs.
SourceJ Psychosom Res. 1994 Jul;38(5):409-18. Link to article on publisher's website
Permanent Link to this Itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/44716
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