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Using the Web to Cope With Pain

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Pain coping skills training using an internet-based program called PainCOACH appears to reduce pain levels among patients with osteoarthritis who use the intervention, according to a study. The 8-week, automated program was well accepted and adhered to by participants. Women who received the PainCOACH intervention reported significantly lower pain than women in a control group. The findings underscore the value automated internet-based approaches to teach pain coping skills.

Source: Pain, May 2015.

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