EFFICACY OF COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY (CBT) IN MANAGING CHRONIC PAIN (CP) IN PATIENTS OF FIBROMYALGIA
Author(s): Sidra Zahid, Saima Dawood, Saira Khan* and Wajeeha Sakhawat
Objective: Pain is a crucial part of biological mechanism that points out the disruption or impairment in body. It evades further harm by avoiding overuse of the suffering area, and finally promotes physiological homeostasis. Fibromyalgia, a form of chronic pain, does not give signals of damage to the body rather it becomes a potential hazard to the physical and psychological well-being of the person. There is an increased need for management tactics to chronic pain, other than chronic medical illnesses. The present study was aimed to find out the efficacy of CBT in managing chronic pain in patients of fibromyalgia.
Method: A total number of 45 participants were approached form different government and private hospitals of Lahore. Initially the participants were assessed on pain intensity and functioning on daily routine activities. After sc.. Read More»