Psychologic interventions and lifestyle modifications for arthritis pain management.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This article provides an overview of self-management interventions used to manage pain in patients who have arthritis. The article is divided in two major sections. The first section reviews psychologic interventions used to manage arthritis pain, including pain-coping skills training and cognitive behavioral therapy for pain management, emotional disclosure interventions, and partner-assisted interventions. The second section addresses lifestyle behavioral weight loss interventions used to reduce arthritis pain. In each section, the authors briefly describe the rationale and nature of the interventions, present data on their efficacy, and highlight potential future research directions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Keefe, FJ; Somers, TJ; Martire, LM

Published Date

  • May 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 351 - 368

PubMed ID

  • 18638681

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2603303

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-3163

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.rdc.2008.03.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States