Psychological therapies: What have you learned?

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Question 1. Which of the following statements about psychological strategies for managing pain is true?

a) They are suggested only after medications and physical strategies have already been tried.

b) They are considered if someone is imagining their pain.

c) They are part of the three Ps of pain management for anyone with chronic pain.

Question 2. Which of the following are types of relaxation strategies?

a) Belly breathing

b) Progressive muscle relaxation

c) Using smartphone in bed

d) a) and b)

Question 3. True or False: When you are doing progressive muscle relaxation, you should take your time tensing and relaxing muscles in the parts of your body that are painful but not clench them so much that that you might cause more pain.

True

False

Question 4. True or False: Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is based on the idea that how you feel, what you do and what you think are all related. By changing negative thoughts into positive ones, you can change how you cope with your pain.

True

False

Question 5. Distraction activities like attention focusing, brain games or participating in meaningful activity can help you manage pain by:

a) Loosening your muscles

b) Clearing your mind

c) Focusing your attention on something other than pain

d) All of the above

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Last updated: May 2nd 2016