ERIC Number: EJ404905
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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Effects of Sensory and Procedural Information on Coping with Stressful Medical Procedures and Pain: A Meta-Analysis.
Suls, Jerry; Wan, Choi K.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, v57 n3 p372-79 Jun 1989
A meta-analysis of studies on preparation for medical procedures and pain examined the relative effects of sensory, procedural, and combined sensory-procedural preoperational information on coping outcomes. Results indicated that, in contrast to sensory information, procedural information provided no significant benefits over control group instruction. Combined sensory-procedural preparation, however, yielded the strongest and most consistent benefits. (Author/TE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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