Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Treatment Seeking for Chronic Pain

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Canandaigua VA Medical Center, Canandaigua, NY, Canandaigua, NY
Chronic Pain
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Treatment Seeking - Behavioral
All Sexes
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Study Summary

This trial will test the effects of CBT-TS to increase initiation of psychosocial interventions for pain among Veterans receiving opioid analgesics for chronic pain, with the goal of improving pain and substance use outcomes. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Treatment Seeking is a treatment used to treat Chronic Pain. In this trial, no patients will receive a placebo. This treatment has previously been approved by the FDA for a different condition. This treatment is for veterans.

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 6 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Baseline to 6-months post-treatment

Baseline to 6-months post-treatment
Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS)
Medical Record Review and Treatment Utilization Form
Medication Beliefs Questionnaire
Opioid use
PROMIS Profile-29
Pain Catastrophizing Scale
Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire (PSEQ)
Pain Treatment Willingness Scale (PTWS)
Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia-11 (TSK-11)

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

2 of 3
This is further along than 68% of similar trials

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Pain Treatment Education
1 of 2
CBT for Treatment Seeking
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

300 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Treatment Seeking · No Placebo Group · Phase 2 & 3

CBT for Treatment Seeking
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Treatment Seeking · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Pain Treatment Education
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Pain treatment education · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: baseline to 6-months post-treatment
Closest Location: Canandaigua VA Medical Center, Canandaigua, NY · Canandaigua, NY
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2016First Recorded Clinical Trial
2 TrialsResearching Chronic Pain
3 CompletedClinical Trials

Who is running the clinical trial?

VA Office of Research and DevelopmentLead Sponsor
1,462 Previous Clinical Trials
2,748,921 Total Patients Enrolled
32 Trials studying Chronic Pain
3,774 Patients Enrolled for Chronic Pain
Lisham Ashrafioun, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorCanandaigua VA Medical Center, Canandaigua, NY
2 Previous Clinical Trials
84 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Chronic Pain
48 Patients Enrolled for Chronic Pain

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 3 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You must report pain that occurs on at least half the days for six months.
You must score at least a 4 on each item of the three items on a brief pain intensity and interference measure.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.