Author(s): Keefe FJ, Porter L, Somers T, Shelby R, Wren AV
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Abstract 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.
This article was published in Br J Anaesth
and referenced in Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research