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Positive suggestion techniques in somatic medicine : A review of the empirical studies

Kekecs, Zoltán LU and Varga, Katalin (2013) In Interventional Medicine and Applied Science 5(3). p.101-111
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Introduction: There is an ever reoccurring question in medical practice: Does the positive attitude and communication of the medical staff make any diff erence Aim: Our aim is to present a comprehensive overview of the medically relevant eff ects of positive suggestions by reviewing the recent literature. Methods: We will review the studies measuring the eff ects of suggestive communication of the past 20 years. In cases of studies presented in more details we quote from the suggestion scripts used in the study, too. Results: Some of the reviewed papers report that positive suggestions lead to decreased pain and use of pain medication and positively aff ect physiological factors like bowel motility, blood pressure and bleeding during... (More)

Introduction: There is an ever reoccurring question in medical practice: Does the positive attitude and communication of the medical staff make any diff erence Aim: Our aim is to present a comprehensive overview of the medically relevant eff ects of positive suggestions by reviewing the recent literature. Methods: We will review the studies measuring the eff ects of suggestive communication of the past 20 years. In cases of studies presented in more details we quote from the suggestion scripts used in the study, too. Results: Some of the reviewed papers report that positive suggestions lead to decreased pain and use of pain medication and positively aff ect physiological factors like bowel motility, blood pressure and bleeding during surgery as well. However, the literature also contains studies in which only partial or no positive eff ects were found. Conclusions: We emphasize further, more detailed investigation of positive suggestion techniques and its integration into the education of medical professionals.

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controlled clinical studies, hypnosis, medical communication, positive communication, positive suggestions, therapeutic suggestions
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Interventional Medicine and Applied Science
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5
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3
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11 pages
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Akademiai Kiado
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2061-1617
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10.1556/IMAS.5.2013.3.2
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  author       = {Kekecs, Zoltán and Varga, Katalin},
  issn         = {2061-1617},
  keyword      = {controlled clinical studies,hypnosis,medical communication,positive communication,positive suggestions,therapeutic suggestions},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {09},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {101--111},
  publisher    = {Akademiai Kiado},
  series       = {Interventional Medicine and Applied Science},
  title        = {Positive suggestion techniques in somatic medicine : A review of the empirical studies},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1556/IMAS.5.2013.3.2},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2013},
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