Brief hypnotherapeutic-behavioral intervention for functional abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome in childhood: A randomized controlled trial

Gulewitsch MD, Müller J, Hautzinger M, Schlarb A (2013)
European Journal of Pediatrics 172(8): 1043-1051.

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Functional abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome are two prevalent disorders in childhood which are associated with recurrent or chronic abdominal pain, disabilities in daily functioning, and reduced quality of life. This study aimed to evaluate a brief hypnotherapeutic behavioral intervention program in a prospective randomized controlled design. Thirty-eight children, 6 to 12 years of age, and their parents were randomly assigned to a standardized hypnotherapeutic–behavioral treatment (n=20) or to a waiting list condition (n=18). Both groups were reassessed 3 months after beginning. Primary outcome variables were child-completed pain measures and pain-related disability. Secondary outcome variables were parent-completed measures of their children's pain and pain-related disability. Health-related quality of life from both perspectives also served as a secondary outcome. In the treatment group, 11 of 20 children (55.0 %) showed clinical remission (>80 % improvement), whereas only one child (5.6 %) in the waiting list condition was classified as responder. Children in the treatment group reported a significantly greater reduction of pain scores and pain-related disability than children of the waiting list condition. Parental ratings also showed a greater reduction of children's abdominal pain and pain-related disability. Health-related quality of life did not increase significantly. Conclusions: Hypnotherapeutic and behavioral interventions are effective in treating children with long-standing AP. Treatment success of this brief program should be further evaluated against active interventions with a longer follow-up.
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Gulewitsch MD, Müller J, Hautzinger M, Schlarb A. Brief hypnotherapeutic-behavioral intervention for functional abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome in childhood: A randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Pediatrics. 2013;172(8):1043-1051.
Gulewitsch, M. D., Müller, J., Hautzinger, M., & Schlarb, A. (2013). Brief hypnotherapeutic-behavioral intervention for functional abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome in childhood: A randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Pediatrics, 172(8), 1043-1051.
Gulewitsch, M. D., Müller, J., Hautzinger, M., and Schlarb, A. (2013). Brief hypnotherapeutic-behavioral intervention for functional abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome in childhood: A randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Pediatrics 172, 1043-1051.
Gulewitsch, M.D., et al., 2013. Brief hypnotherapeutic-behavioral intervention for functional abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome in childhood: A randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Pediatrics, 172(8), p 1043-1051.
M.D. Gulewitsch, et al., “Brief hypnotherapeutic-behavioral intervention for functional abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome in childhood: A randomized controlled trial”, European Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 172, 2013, pp. 1043-1051.
Gulewitsch, M.D., Müller, J., Hautzinger, M., Schlarb, A.: Brief hypnotherapeutic-behavioral intervention for functional abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome in childhood: A randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Pediatrics. 172, 1043-1051 (2013).
Gulewitsch, Marco Daniel, Müller, Judith, Hautzinger, Martin, and Schlarb, Angelika. “Brief hypnotherapeutic-behavioral intervention for functional abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome in childhood: A randomized controlled trial”. European Journal of Pediatrics 172.8 (2013): 1043-1051.
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