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The purpose of the current pilot study is to examine a feasibility and the preliminary efficacy of Empowered Relief (ER) class when it is delivered 'virtually' to patients with chronic pain who are on medication treatment for opioid disorder disorder (MOUD). The ER class is a single-session pain management class, which has demonstrated to be effective in improving pain and pain-related distress in patients with chronic low back pain, but its efficacy has not been examined in patients with MOUD and chronic pain. Class participants will learn self-regulatory skills and develop a personalized plan to use the skills every day. The current study will examine a feasibility and participant's perception and satisfaction of this class at post-class. The study will also follow participants 3 months by administering 5 surveys (baseline, 2 weeks and 1 month, 2 months, and 3 months post-treatment) to determine whether the class confers the short-term and medium-term benefits across various aspects of health.

Clinical Trial Description

Chronic pain is a highly prevalent health condition in people receiving medication treatment for opioid use disorder (MOUD). It is observed that up to 68% of people with MOUD have chronic pain condition. However, people with MOUD frequently face limited availability of clinicians offering non-pharmacological pain management programs. Thus, a brief internet-based pain relief skills program may be one option that can overcome such treatment barrier. A recent randomized control trial on patients with chronic low back pain has demonstrated that a single-session, 2-hour, pain management class (Empowered Relief; ER) was effective to improve pain and pain-related distress. The ER class consists of pain neuroscience education and self-regulatory skills. While the ER is a promising and scalable option, it is not yet tested in patients with MOUD and chronic pain. The current proposed, single-arm, uncontrolled pilot project will determine a) a feasibility in this patient population, b) patients' perceptions and satisfaction of the ER class and c) preliminary efficacy to inform the design of a future, larger, controlled trial. ;

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NCT number NCT05057988
Study type Interventional
Source Stanford University
Contact Dokyoung S You, PhD
Phone 650-724-9320
Email [email protected]
Status Recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date September 8, 2021
Completion date May 30, 2022

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