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Few studies have used quantitative sensory tests to study the effect of chronic opioid treatment on sensation. The investigators will test chronic pain patients who are on different MEDDs, normal volunteers, and patients undergoing an opioid taper. This will be the first study to perform sensory testing on patients while undergoing an opioid taper on an outpatient basis.
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This study evaluates the effects of opioid dose reduction in the treatment of chronic pain in adults. Participants were divided in two groups: 1) patients that reduced opioid dose and 2) patients that kept the same opioid dose for six months.
The public health relevance of this proposed project is substantial given the current opioid abuse epidemic as identified by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This study finalizes and tests a new psychotherapy treatment that is designed to treat chronic pain and opioid addiction at the same time in a format that could be easily used in a community addiction treatment setting. Final products of the study will yield an integrated STOP (Self-regulation/Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) Therapy for Opioid addiction and Pain) manual guided protocol, patient workbook, and therapist training protocol.
Chronic pain is estimated to affect 20% to 35% of children and adolescents around the world, and is associated with increased risk of anxiety and depression among children and adolescents, as well as coping challenges, anxiety, depression, and anger in their parents. For parents, learning to manage stress is critical, as parents play a significant role in a child's experience of pain. Parental behaviors such as over-involvement, solicitousness and rejection are associated with decreased functioning, including higher school absenteeism in children and teens. A number of interventions demonstrate that teaching skills to parents can have a direct and positive impact on the health of children and adolescents with chronic pain. The investigators propose to create and test the BodiMojo Parent Buddy which will provide parents with real-time, tailored and adaptive coping and stress management support and will provide a curriculum of skills for responding to a child in pain in order to promote child functioning. Thirty parents of children ages 8-18 who have been diagnosed with a non-cancer chronic pain condition will participate in this user-testing study. Parents will complete a brief set of questionnaires before and after the intervention, and will be instructed to open and use the app each day for 30 days. Participants will complete audio mindfulness exercises, watch brief video clips, and read psychoeducational information about pain, coping, and communication skills. Post-intervention questionnaires will also include an acceptance test to assess participants' opinions about the helpfulness and usability of the app. Parent participation is expected to take around 3.5 hours total over the 30 day study period.
Using pharmacologic agents are often effective to treat patients with cancer pain, but there are associated with serious side-effects and risks of dependence and addiction. The Thai Buddhism-based Mindfulness (TBbM) intervention created by a widely respected Buddhist monk focuses on testing a meditation technique to manage pain. If effective, millions of patients who suffer with cancer pain will benefit from use of a safe, culturally appropriate, non-pharmacologic approach to pain management.
The identification of an addiction to opioid analgesics has become strong recommendation for the purpose of improving the clinical management of the patients. However, the success of the patient's clinical management, in terms of analgesia and treatment of drug dependence, rests on the acceptance of this management by the patient himself. The main objective of this study is to evaluate the factors associated to the discrepancy between the assessment of dependence on analgesic drugs by the algologist and the perception that the patient with non-cancer chronic pain has of this dependence.
This is a prospective, single-arm, multi-center study evaluating the efficacy of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy for pain relief using high dose (HD) stimulation parameters delivered to neural targets identified during current commercial trial stimulation procedures. The study will evaluate changes in back and leg pain from baseline to 3, 6, and 12 months.
The aims are to test feasibility and preliminary effects of a smart phone delivered ACT treatment for adults with longstanding pain. The hypotheses are that 1. ACTsmart will be a feasible and accessable treatment delivery form 2. ACTsmart will improve function and quality of life
Vitalis was a randomized controlled intervention study that addressed women on long-term sick leave in Uppsala County. Participants were on sick leave due to mental illness and/or pain and were expected to reach the time limit within the in health insurance. Of the total of 947 eligible reaching the time limit during 2010-2012 648 persons met the projects inclusion- and exclusion criteria and were invited to participate. Of these, 327 persons (50.4%) gave informed consent and was thereafter randomly assigned one of the following groups: 1) multimodal treatment team (TEAM) 2) psychotherapy with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), or 3) control group. The main purpose of the study was to facilitate the return to work (preventing a return to the public health insurance) and to improve participants' health during the project period of one year.