Date of Graduation
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
School of Nursing and Health Professions
Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
Dr. Richard Ferm
Dr. David Martinez
Dr. William Bosl
Phantom limb pain is a chronic pain condition that negatively impacts the lives of over half of amputees, and results in considerable morbidity. Currently, there is no gold standard for treatment for phantom limb pain. However, a frequently used intervention is the use of mirror visual feedback, in which the amputee watches the reflection of the adjacent non-amputated limb move and exercise. In the last few decades, mindfulness-based interventions have been increasingly used with individuals living with different types of chronic pain. This study attempts to discover if the addition of a mindfulness-based intervention, such as guided meditation, will augment the pain-reducing effects that mirror visual feedback has on amputees with phantom limb pain.
Mills, Nicolas Sebastian, "THE USE OF MINDFULNESS MEDITATION TO INCREASE THE EFFICACY OF MIRROR VISUAL FEEDBACK FOR REDUCING PHANTOM LIMB PAIN IN AMPUTEES" (2021). Doctoral Dissertations. 507.