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Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2018 Jan-Mar;66(1):43-55. doi: 10.1080/00207144.2018.1396109.

Efficacy of Self-hypnosis on Quality of Life For Children with Chronic Pain Syndrome.

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b Robert Debré University Hospital , Paris Diderot University, and Paris Descarte University , France.
a Robert Debré University Hospital , Paris Diderot University , France.


The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of self-hypnosis in a therapeutic education program (TEP) for the management of chronic pain in 26 children aged 7 to 17 years. Outcomes of the study were a total or a partial (at least 1) achievement of the therapeutic goals (pain, quality of sleeping, schooling, and functional activity). Sixteen patients decreased their pain intensity, 10 reached all of their therapeutic goals, and 9 reached them partially. Self-hypnosis was the only component of the TEP associated with these improvements. The current study supports the efficacy of self-hypnosis in our TEP program for chronic pain management in children.

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