What is the Study About?
Chronic pain is a common and costly condition affecting millions of Americans. Different types of treatment such as mindfulness meditation, cognitive therapy, and activation skills have been used to treat chronic pain in the general population with success, but little is known as to how these treatments work. The purpose of this study is to compare how these treatments work and see why these treatments are effective. The study will use videoconferencing, survey, and activity monitoring technologies.
What Does the Study Involve?
- Eight (8) videoconferencing group treatment sessions that last approximately 90 minutes each;
- Wearing an activity monitor daily for approximately 11 weeks;
- Twice daily online surveys for approximately 10 weeks and;
- Telephone interviews before and after treatment.
Participation in the study will last approximately 8-9 months. Treatment will take place remotely and will be delivered over 4 weeks; no in-person visits are required. Compensation for completion of the phone assessments and online surveys, and the return of the activity monitors will be provided.
Am I Eligible to Participate?
You may be eligible to participate if you:
- Are 18 years of age or older;
- Have chronic pain;
- Experience moderate to severe chronic pain on a regular basis;
- Are able to read, speak, and understand English; and
- Have access to a webcam and microphone as well as the Internet.
Note: Other criteria apply. A formal screening is needed to determine study eligibility.
Who Can I Contact if I Have Questions?