Psychosocial interventions for managing pain in older adults: outcomes and clinical implications.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Interest in the use of psychosocial interventions to help older adults manage pain is growing. In this article, we review this approach. The first section reviews the conceptual background for psychosocial interventions with a special emphasis on the biopsychosocial model of pain. The second section highlights three psychosocial interventions used with older adults: cognitive behavioural therapy, emotional disclosure, and mind-body interventions (specifically mindfulness-based stress reduction and yoga). The final section of the paper highlights important future directions for work in this area.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Keefe, FJ; Porter, L; Somers, T; Shelby, R; Wren, AV

Published Date

  • July 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 111 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 89 - 94

PubMed ID

  • 23794650

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3690316

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1471-6771

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/bja/aet129


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England