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

Kekecs, Z [Kekecs, Zoltán (Pszichológia), author] ELTE PPK PI Affective Psychology (ELTE); Varga, K [Varga, Katalin (Pszichológia), author] ELTE PPK PI Affective Psychology (ELTE)

English Scientific Survey paper (Journal Article)
  • SJR Scopus - Medicine (miscellaneous): Q3
    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. © 2013 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest.
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