The impact of hypnotic suggestibility in clinical care settings
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

Hypnotic suggestibility has been described as a powerful predictor of outcomes associated with hypnotic interventions. However, there have been no systematic approaches to quantifying this effect across the literature. This meta-analysis evaluates the magnitude of the effect of hypnotic suggestibility on hypnotic outcomes in clinical settings. PsycINFO and PubMed were searched from their inception through July 2009. Thirty-four effects from 10 studies and 283 participants are reported. Results revealed a statistically significant overall effect size in the small to medium range (r = .24; 95% Confidence Interval = -0.28 to 0.75), indicating that greater hypnotic suggestibility led to greater effects of hypnosis interventions. Hypnotic suggestibility accounted for 6% of the variance in outcomes. Smaller sample size studies, use of the SHCS, and pediatric samples tended to result in larger effect sizes. The authors question the usefulness of assessing hypnotic suggestibility in clinical contexts.

Author(s): 
Montgomery, Guy H.
Schnur, Julie B.
David, Daniel
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Journal Abbreviation: 
Int J Clin Exp Hypn
Publication Date: 
2011-07
Publication Year: 
2011
Pages: 
294-309
Volume: 
59
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
1744-5183
DOI: 
10.1080/00207144.2011.570656
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 21644122 PMCID: PMC3731942

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Guy H. Montgomery, Julie B. Schnur and Daniel David. 2011-07. "The impact of hypnotic suggestibility in clinical care settings." The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis 59: 3: 294-309. 10.1080/00207144.2011.570656.

Wikipedia Citation

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