Although chronic pain in children often has a clear etiology, environmental factors may influence the continuation of pain behaviors. The present study investigated socioenvironmental factors which influenced the pain behavior of a 3-yr-old girl subsequent to severe burns. Behavioral treatment strategies consisted of rearranging reinforcement contingencies so as to reduce pain behaviors and increase observed 'well' behaviors, including those related to orthopedic and physical therapies. The significance of the findings is discussed in terms of rehabilitating pediatric patients with chronic pain.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1980|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation