This paper extends some recent results of V. Barbu and H. Brézis. It is concerned with bounded solutions of the problem pu″+qu′ ∈ Au, u(0) = a, where A is a maximal monotone operator in a real Hilbert space H and p and q are real functions. Existence and uniqueness theorems are proved, with results on integrability of solutions in various measure spaces on R+. T(t) denotes the family of contractions of D(A) generated by the equation and we obtain a regularising effect on the initial data. Some properties of this family of contractions are studied.