Presence of mental imagery associated with chronic pelvic pain: a pilot study.

Détails

ID Serval
serval:BIB_3785D04DFA10
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Presence of mental imagery associated with chronic pelvic pain: a pilot study.
Périodique
Pain medicine
Auteur(s)
Berna C., Vincent K., Moore J., Tracey I., Goodwin G.M., Holmes E.A.
ISSN
1526-4637 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1526-2375
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
07/2011
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
12
Numéro
7
Pages
1086-1093
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
To ascertain whether a small sample of patients with chronic pelvic pain experienced any pain-related cognitions in the form of mental images.
Ten women with chronic pelvic pain consecutively referred from a tertiary referral center by the physicians in charge of their treatment.
An interview was used to determine the presence, emotional valence, content, and impact of cognitions about pain in the form of mental images and verbal thoughts. The Brief Pain Inventory (BPI), Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS), Spontaneous Use of Imagery Scale (SUIS), and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) were completed.
In a population of patients with a prolonged duration of pain and high distress, all patients reported experiencing cognitions about pain in the form of mental images. For each patient, the most significant image was both negative in valence and intrusive. The associated emotional-behavioral pattern could be described within a cognitive behavioral therapy framework. Eight patients also reported coping imagery.
Negative pain-related cognitions in the form of intrusive mental imagery were reported by women with chronic pelvic pain. Targeting such imagery has led to interesting treatment innovation in the emotional disorders. Thus, imagery, hitherto neglected in pain phenomenology, could provide a novel target for cognitive behavioral therapy in chronic pain. These exciting yet preliminary results require replication and extension in a broader population of patients with chronic pain.

Mots-clé
Adult, Catastrophization, Cognition/physiology, Cognitive Therapy, Female, Humans, Imagery (Psychotherapy), Pain Measurement/psychology, Pelvic Pain/psychology, Pelvic Pain/therapy, Pilot Projects, Surveys and Questionnaires, Thinking
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
Création de la notice
07/02/2018 18:49
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20/08/2019 14:26
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