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Using health psychology techniques to manage chronic physical symptoms

Barley, Elizabeth and Lawson, Victoria (2016) Using health psychology techniques to manage chronic physical symptoms British Journal of Nursing, 25 (22). pp. 1258-1262.

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Chest pain and palpitations, non-malignant pain, breathlessness and fatigue often endure despite the receipt of appropriate nursing and medical care. This is distressing for patients, impacts on their quality of life and ability to function and is associated with high healthcare usage and costs. The cognitive behavioural approach offers nurses a model to understand how people's perceptions and beliefs and their emotional, behavioural and physiological reactions are linked. Common 'thinking errors' which can exacerbate symptom severity and impact are highlighted. Understanding of this model may help nurses to help patients cope better with their symptoms by helping them to come up with alternative more helpful beliefs and practices. Many Improving Access to Psychological Therapy services offer support to people with chronic physical symptoms and nurses are encouraged to sign post patients to them. © 2016 MA Healthcare Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Authors :
Lawson, Victoria
Date : 8 December 2016
DOI : 10.12968/bjon.2016.25.22.1258
Copyright Disclaimer : © MA Healthcare Limited
Uncontrolled Keywords : Chronic pain, Cognitive behavioural model, Fatigue, Health psychology, Pain management, adaptive behavior, analgesia, behavioral medicine, catastrophizing, chronic pain, cognitive therapy, dyspnea, fatigue, heart arrhythmia, human, nursing, psychological model, psychology, quality of life, severity of illness index, thorax pain, Adaptation, Psychological, Arrhythmias, Cardiac, Behavioral Medicine, Catastrophization, Chest Pain, Chronic Pain, Cognitive Therapy, Dyspnea, Fatigue, Humans, Models, Psychological, Pain Management, Quality of Life, Severity of Illness Index
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 19 Jul 2019 13:07
Last Modified : 19 Jul 2019 13:07

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