Behavioral management of children's distress during chemotherapy

Lynnda M. Dahlquist, Karen M. Gil, F. Daniel Armstrong, Amy Ginsberg, Barbara Jones

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Abstract

Three children, aged 11-14, undergoing cancer chemotherapy were coached in cue-controlled muscle relaxation, controlled breathing, pleasant imagery and positive self-talk during chemotherapy venopunctures. Using a multiple baseline across subjects design, 46-68% reductions from baseline levels of observed behavioral distress during venopunctures were found during intervention. Medical personnel and self-report ratings of the children's distress during venopunctures also decreased during intervention. Parental ratings of children's distress, however, did not change. Methodological issues in inpatient treatment of cancer patients and the self-report assessment of children's distress are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-329
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Drug Therapy
Self Report
Muscle Relaxation
Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Cues
Inpatients
Neoplasms
Respiration
Chemotherapy
Controlled
Rating
Self-report
Therapeutics
Mentoring
Self-Assessment
Cancer Patients
Imagery
Personnel
Cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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Behavioral management of children's distress during chemotherapy. / Dahlquist, Lynnda M.; Gil, Karen M.; Daniel Armstrong, F.; Ginsberg, Amy; Jones, Barbara.

In: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, Vol. 16, No. 4, 01.01.1985, p. 325-329.

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Dahlquist, Lynnda M. ; Gil, Karen M. ; Daniel Armstrong, F. ; Ginsberg, Amy ; Jones, Barbara. / Behavioral management of children's distress during chemotherapy. In: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 1985 ; Vol. 16, No. 4. pp. 325-329.
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