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ERIC Number: EJ861356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-1555-7855
Social Learning Theory: Toward a Unified Approach of Pediatric Procedural Pain
Page, Lynn Olson; Blanchette, Jennifer A.
International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, v5 n1 p124-141 2009
Undermanaged procedural pain has been shown to have short and long term effects on children. While significant progress regarding empirically supported treatments has been made, theoretical bases for the development and management of procedural pain are lacking. This paper examines the role of social learning theory in our current understanding of the development, expression, and maintenance of pediatric procedural pain. Social learning theory contributes not only to our theoretical understanding of pain, but also provides insight into the mechanisms of effective treatment. Specifically, the role of self efficacy, its determinants, and the developmental issues are examined. Implications for practice and future research recommendations are discussed.
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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