Chest pain self-management training for patients with coronary artery disease.


Journal Article

This 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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Payne, TJ; Johnson, CA; Penzien, DB; Porzelius, J; Eldridge, G; Parisi, S; Beckham, J; Pbert, L; Prather, R; Rodriguez, G

Published Date

  • July 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 409 - 418

PubMed ID

  • 7965930

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7965930

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3999

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0022-3999(94)90102-3


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England