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American Chronic Pain Association: Strategies for Surviving Chronic Pain.

Cowan, Penney; Lovasik, Darlene A.

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Abstract

The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) is a nonprofit, self-help organization designed to help individuals suffering with chronic nonmalignant pain. The program is directed toward educating the individual about a multidimensional view of pain, identifying painilliciting and pain-aggravating situations and behaviors, and teaching various coping skills. The techniques that are used include exercise, relaxation instruction, goal selection, priority setting, self-awareness sensitization, and assertiveness training.

(C) 1990 National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses

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