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Title: The cognitive behavioral therapy causes an improvement in quality of life in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain
Other Titles: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Authors: Castro, Martha M. C.
Daltro, Carla Hilário da Cunha
Kraychete, Durval Campos
Lopes, Josiane
Keywords: Chronic pain;Depression;Anxiety;cognitive behavioral therapy;Dor crônica;Depressão;Ansiedade;Terapia cognitivo-comportamental
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: Chronic pain causes functional incapacity and compromises an individual's affective, social, and economic life. OBJECTIVE: To study the cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) effectiveness in a group of patients with chronic pain. METHODS: A randomized clinical trial with two parallel groups comprising 93 patients with chronic pain was carried out. Forty-eight patients were submitted to CBT and 45 continued the standard treatment. The visual analogue, hospital anxiety and depression, and quality of life SF-36 scales were applied. Patients were evaluated before and after ten weeks of treatment. RESULTS: When the Control Group and CBT were compared, the latter presented reduction of depressive symptoms (p=0.031) and improvement in the domains 'physical limitations' (p=0.012), 'general state of health' (p=0.045), and 'limitations by emotional aspects' (p=0.025). CONCLUSIONS: The CBT was effective and it has caused an improvement in more domains of quality of life when compared to the Control Group, after ten weeks of treatment.
Description: p. 864-868
URI: http://repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/18231
ISSN: 0004-282X
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