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VITORINO, Sueli dos Santos  and  TARDIVO, Leila Salomão de La Plata Cury. Group psychological interventions in chronic pain published in Psycinfo in 2018. Vínculo [online]. 2019, vol.16, n.2, pp. 160-185. ISSN 1806-2490.

Chronic pain, as a disease (a useless biological sign), affects one in five people worldwide, increases with age, affects more women, strenuous work, or those with lower levels of schooling, and therefore the most vulnerable population. There are several forms of psychological intervention that can make attendance to this demand cheaper and accessible, therefore, in this study of systematic literature review, we aimed to search and analyze the publications on the theme 'Group psychological intervention in chronic pain' available on line, in the PsycINFO (APA) database. The results of the reading and analysis of the 29 scientific articles indicate that: (1) Type of study, mostly field surveys (93%), with an experimental design (55%); With (2) Research subjects from small samples (n = 16) and large samples (n = 2898), totaling 5367 people approached, 86% were interventional surveys, although 38% did not mention the (3) Type of intervention, of those cited, the most frequent were group and individual (24% each); Finally (4) Main results were significant (48%).

Keywords : group therapy; recurrent pain; psychology; psychosomatic.

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