Enhancement of Tolerance for Pain: Group versus Individual Stress Inoculation Training.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This study evaluated three specific areas of stress inoculation training in the enhancement of tolerance for pain 1 maintenance of treatment effects at two-week follow-up testing 2 group versus individual administration of the treatment package and 3 the use of role rehearsal in aiding consolidation of information in the application phase of the treatment. The results show a significant increase in pain tolerance on posttest measurement. Neither group nor individual administration of the treatment package was shown to be more effective in enhancing tolerance for pain. However, some practical reasons for preferring group administration were discovered.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Stress Physiology