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    This study aimed to examine the potential feasibility of an online hypnotic intervention for women with persistent pelvic pain. The secondary aim was to explore the effect of the hypnosis intervention on anxiety, depression, pain severity, coping, pain catastrophizing, and pain disability in comparison to a no-intervention control. Twenty women with persistent pelvic pain completed assessment questionnaires and were recruited from a variety of social media sites related to persistent pelvic pain and randomized to either control or hypnotic intervention groups. The intervention group completed a 7-week online hypnotic intervention. Results found a 30% dropout rate and modest compliance (90%-40%) with practice of audio recordings. Comments from the 7 participants who completed the hypnosis intervention indicated it was acceptable. Significant reductions in screening measures of anxiety and depression were found; however, there were no significant effects shown for pain severity, avoidant coping, pain catastrophizing, or pain disability. The intervention is potentially feasible, but further refinement and optimization is needed to increase retention, compliance, and potential effects.


    Tiffany Brooks, Rebecca Sharp, Susan Evans, Sonia Scharfbillig, John Baranoff, Adrian Esterman. Potential Feasibility of an Online Hypnosis Intervention for Women with Persistent Pelvic Pain. The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis. 2022 Apr-Jun;70(2):196-207

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    PMID: 35344474

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