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Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2017 Jan-Mar;65(1):86-97.

Efficacy of Self-Hypnosis in Pain Management in Female Patients with Multiple Sclerosis.

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a Urmia University of Medical Sciences , Urmia , Iran.
b Tabriz University of Medical Sciences , Tabriz , Iran.


Pain is common in patients with multiple sclerosis. This study evaluated self-hypnosis for pain control in that population. A randomized clinical trial was conducted on 60 patients, who were assigned to either a control group or to a self-hypnosis group, in which patients performed self-hypnosis at least 10 times a day. All patients were trained to score the perceived pain twice daily on a numerical rating scale and also reported the quality of pain with the McGill Pain questionnaire. Repeated-measures analysis showed a significant difference between the groups; pain was lower in the self-hypnosis group but was not maintained after 4 weeks. Self-hypnosis could effectively decrease the intensity and could modify quality of pain in female patients with multiple sclerosis.

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