Cognitive behavioral control of arthritis pain.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Cognitive-behavioral approaches appear to offer a viable alternative for the management of arthritis pain. Controlled studies have documented the efficacy of CBT protocols for managing pain in individuals having OA and RA. Preliminary studies examining the efficacy of CBT for FM patients have also yielded encouraging results. A number of clinical and research issues need attention if CBT is to be incorporated into rheumatology practice settings. These issues include identifying the most important components of CBT, developing strategies for matching CBT interventions to patients' readiness for behavior change, testing the efficacy of different therapy formats (e.g., individual versus group), broadening the scope of CBT to address issues other than pain, and insurance reimbursement.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Keefe, FJ; Caldwell, DS

Published Date

  • January 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 81 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 277 - 290

PubMed ID

  • 9012765

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0025-7125

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0025-7125(05)70515-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States