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An acceptance-based intervention for children and adolescents with cancer experiencing pain – a single subject study
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health. (Barnonkologiska forskargruppen)
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology. (Applied Behavior Analysis)
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health. (Klinisk psykologi i hälso- och sjukvård)
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health. (Barnonkologiska forskargruppen)
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Abstract [en]

Background: Children and adolescents with cancer report pain as one of their most recurrent and troublesome symptoms throughout the cancer trajectory. Pain evokes psychological distress, which in turn, has an amplifying effect on the pain experience. Acceptance-based interventions for experimentally induced acute pain predict increased pain tolerance, decreased pain intensity and decreased discomfort of pain. The aim of this study was to preliminarily evaluate an acceptance-based intervention for children and adolescents with cancer experiencing acute pain, with regards to feasibility and effect on pain intensity and discomfort of pain.

Methods: The study is a single subject study with an AB design with a non-concurrent multiple baseline. Children and adolescents aged 4-18 years undergoing cancer treatment at the Children’s University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden, reporting sustained acute pain were offered participation. Pain intensity and discomfort of pain were measured during baseline and at post intervention. The intervention consisted of a pain exposure exercise lasting approximately 15 minutes.

Results: Five children participated in the study. All participants completed the intervention and reported that it had helped them to cope with the pain in the moment. All participants reported decreased discomfort of pain at post measurement, three of whom also reported decreased pain intensity.

Discussion: The results suggest that an acceptance-based intervention may help children and adolescents with cancer to cope with the pain that is often associated with cancer treatment in spite of pharmacological pain management. The results are tentative but promising and warrant further investigation.  

Keyword [en]
Acute pain, children, cancer, acceptance, pain intensity, discomfort of pain
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Applied Psychology Other Medical Sciences not elsewhere specified
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-322400OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-322400DiVA: diva2:1097240
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Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation, FTJH11/002 och PR2013/0058Swedish Cancer Society, CAN2013/749
Available from: 2017-05-22 Created: 2017-05-22 Last updated: 2017-06-07Bibliographically approved
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