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Section 6
Relaxation Training
for Patients with Chronic Pain

Question 6 | Test | Table of Contents

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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- Murphy, J.L., McKellar, J.D., Raffa, S.D., Clark, M.E., Kerns, R.D., & Karlin, B.E. (n.d). Cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic pain among veterans: Therapist manual. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 62-67.

A Systematic Review of the Adherence to Home-Practice
Meditation Exercises in Patients with Chronic Pain

- Barceló-Soler, A., Morillo-Sarto, H., Fernández-Martínez, S., Monreal-Bartolomé, A., Chambel, M. J., Gardiner, P., López-Del-Hoyo, Y., García-Campayo, J., & Pérez-Aranda, A. (2023). A Systematic Review of the Adherence to Home-Practice Meditation Exercises in Patients with Chronic Pain. International journal of environmental research and public health, 20(5), 4438.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article References:
Chen, S., & Jackson, T. (2018). Pain beliefs mediate relations between general resilience and dysfunction from chronic back pain. Rehabilitation Psychology, 63(4), 604–611.

Combs, M. A., Critchfield, E. A., & Soble, J. R. (2018). Relax while you rehabilitate: A pilot study integrating a novel, yoga-based mindfulness group intervention into a residential military brain injury rehabilitation program. Rehabilitation Psychology, 63(2), 182–193.

Schaefer, M., Iskander, J., Tams, S., & Butz, C. (2021). Offering biofeedback assisted relaxation training in a virtual world: Considerations and future directions. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 9(4), 405–411.

Turner, A. P., Jensen, M. P., Day, M. A., & Williams, R. M. (2021). Behavioral activation and behavioral inhibition: An examination of function in chronic pain. Rehabilitation Psychology, 66(1), 57–64.

What might you reply when your patient/client in pain states, “I’ve tried to relax before but I just can’t”? To select and enter your answer go to Test.

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