Massage Therapy: Mind/Body Effects on Chronic Pain Patients

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This study assessed the influence of massage therapy on the psychobiology of chronic pain patients. A pre- and posttest design measured the effects of a one-month treatment program Twenty outpatients and twenty inpatients of two chronic pain treatment programs, were administered several psychological and physiological tests before and after the study. Experimental subjects received massage therapy twice a week for one month in addition to their other therapies. Control subjects continued with their regular treatment modalities for one month. Results showed statistically significant differences (p < .05) on 5 of the 17 psychological variables and on the electromyograph levels. Analysis ... continued below

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v, 53 leaves : ill.

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Lockart, Esther December 1988.

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This study assessed the influence of massage therapy on the psychobiology of chronic pain patients. A pre- and posttest design measured the effects of a one-month treatment program Twenty outpatients and twenty inpatients of two chronic pain treatment programs, were administered several psychological and physiological tests before and after the study. Experimental subjects received massage therapy twice a week for one month in addition to their other therapies. Control subjects continued with their regular treatment modalities for one month. Results showed statistically significant differences (p < .05) on 5 of the 17 psychological variables and on the electromyograph levels. Analysis of Holmes-Rahe scores suggested that these differences were not attributable to the artifact effect of differential life stress.

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Lockart, Esther. Massage Therapy: Mind/Body Effects on Chronic Pain Patients, thesis, December 1988; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500701/: accessed June 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .