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NCT ID: NCT03730350 Not yet recruiting - Post-Surgical Pain Clinical Trials

Perioperative ACT-Based Clinical Hypnosis for Opioid Weaning

Start date: November 15, 2018
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

This randomized-controlled trial (RCT) will evaluate the effectiveness of a pain psychology intervention -- consisting of a hybrid of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and clinical hypnosis intervention -- in reducing opioid consumption after major surgery. Consenting patients undergoing oncology surgeries at Toronto General Hospital (TGH) will be randomly assigned to one of two groups: (1) standard care or (2) standard care plus an ACT/clinical hypnosis intervention for pain management. The hypnosis intervention will be delivered via one session with a psychotherapist prior to surgery, one session with a psychotherapist after surgery, and the provision of audio recordings to guide patients in practicing self-hypnosis. The pain psychology intervention is targeted at reducing pain, as well as pain-related anxiety, distress, sleep disturbance, and functional impairment. The primary goal of the pain psychology intervention is to help patients to feel more comfortable while using less opioid medication in the week after surgery.