data from veterans using COPES for Pain

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Pain+1 More
COPES - Behavioral
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial is testing whether COPES, a new type of therapy, is better than the standard therapy for chronic pain that is currently used in the Veterans Health Administration.

Eligible Conditions
  • Pain

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 8 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 12 months

1 month
Pain Outcomes
12 months
Brief Pain Inventory
Current Pain Intensity Rating
Depression symptom severity
Health-Related Quality of Life
Pain Catastrophizing Scale
Pain Efficacy
Patient Global Perception of Change
Sleep Quality

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

data from veterans using COPES
1 of 2
data from veterans using CBT-CP
1 of 2
Active Control

723 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: data from veterans using COPES · No Placebo Group · N/A

data from veterans using COPES
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: COPES · Intervention Types: Behavioral
data from veterans using CBT-CP
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: CBT-CP · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 12 months

Who is running the clinical trial?

Yale UniversityLead Sponsor
1,666 Previous Clinical Trials
21,074,067 Total Patients Enrolled
15 Trials studying Pain
3,366 Patients Enrolled for Pain
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)NIH
771 Previous Clinical Trials
642,303 Total Patients Enrolled
30 Trials studying Pain
19,272 Patients Enrolled for Pain
Alicia Heapy, PhdPrincipal InvestigatorVA Office of Research and Development

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 8 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have no significant cognitive impairment.
You have no vision or hearing impairments that would impair participation.
You have a pain-related musculoskeletal diagnosis.
You have chronic pain of at least moderate severity with EHR NRS pain scores ≥ 4 in three separate months for a period of 12 months.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 19th, 2021

Last Reviewed: October 10th, 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.