From the clinic to the lab (and back): a call for laboratory research to optimize cognitive behavioural treatment of pain
Van Damme, S. and Moore, D. J., 2012. From the clinic to the lab (and back): a call for laboratory research to optimize cognitive behavioural treatment of pain. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 2 (1), pp. 102-105.
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Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is the dominant psychological treatment for chronic pain. CBT covers a mixture of aims and a broad range of techniques, including attentional control, modification of maladaptive beliefs and coping strategies and flexible goal setting and acceptance. Patients are exposed to varying selections of these strategies, and a major challenge for clinical practice is to determine what works for whom in which context. We propose that incorporating laboratory research into translational behaviour medicine is a critical developmental step that will help optimizing CBT and provide examples of representative experimental research programs.
|Creators||Van Damme, S.and Moore, D. J.|
|Departments||Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Health|
|Research Centres||Centre for Pain Research|
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