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Clin J Pain. 1996 Jun;12(2):135-41.

Psychological barriers to optimal pain management in infants and children.

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Department of Psychology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To discuss the numerous psychological barriers to optimum pain relief in infants, children, and adolescents.

DATA SOURCES:

The professional and scientific literature on pediatric pain was accessed by means of Psychlit and Medline searches. Our clinical experience with patients was also used.

DATA SYNTHESES:

The potential barriers to optimum management were discussed in terms of cognitive and emotional developmental barriers, perceived lack of control, children's knowledge and attitudes, and characteristics of children.

CONCLUSIONS:

The psychological barriers to optimum pain relief are significant and attention to these barriers could lead to better pain management.

PMID:
8776553
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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