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Anaesth Pain & Intensive Care. 2019; 23(1): 63-67

Effect of Circle Therapy on Breast Cancer Pain Management



Background: Recent studies have shown that alternative non pharmacological approaches have significant effect on pain management. Hypnosis has also been seen effective in pain management including cancer pain. Objectives: The current study was conducted to assess the effect of novel hypnotic approach, called Circle Therapy on pain due to breast cancer. Methods: For this purpose, 60 females of stage 2 ongoing through chemotherapy were selected by using purposive sampling technique. An intervention plan for breast cancer patients was developed using a hypnosis technique, the Circle Therapy. Subjective pain rating scale was used for the pre and post assessment of the pain. Results: Repeated measure ANOVA showed a significant effect of Circle Therapy on pain caused by breast cancer (p< 0.05). Conclusion: On the basis of this current research, it was concluded that hypnosis has significant effective on pain reduction due to breast cancer. This effect was for short duration, however, this positive effect may be prolonged by increasing the number of hypnotic sessions.

Key words: Key words: Cancer pain, Hypnosis, Psychotherapy, Suggestibility, Kappasonian hypnosis, Circle Therapy

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