Behavioral treatment of Raynaud's disease.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

In order to assess the efficacy of a behavioral intervention in the treatment of idiopathic Raynaud's disease, 30 female patients were trained to control their digital skin temperature using autogenic training or a combination of autogenic training and skin temperature feedback either in the laboratory or at home. All trained subjects demonstrated a significant ability to maintain digital skin temperature in the presence of a cold stress challenge and reported significant reductions in both frequency and intensity of vasospastic attacks. The addition of skin temperature feedback to autogenic training did not provide additional clinical benefit.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Surwit, RS; Pilon, RN; Fenton, CH

Published Date

  • September 1, 1978

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 323 - 335

PubMed ID

  • 755865

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0160-7715

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF00846683


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States