Empowered Relief class for Chronic Pain

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Stanford Pain Relief Innovations Lab, Palo Alto, CAChronic Pain+2 MoreEmpowered Relief class - Behavioral
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial is testing a single-session pain management class to see if it's effective for patients with chronic pain who take methadone or buprenorphine. The class covers self-regulatory skills and participants make a personalized plan to use the skills every day. The trial will test feasibility, satisfaction, and whether the class confers short-term and medium-term benefits.

Eligible Conditions
  • Chronic Pain
  • Pain
  • Opioid Use Disorder

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

3 Primary · 4 Secondary · Reporting Duration: At 1 month post-tx

At 1 month post-tx
Global Impression of change
PCS total scores
Pain Bothersomness
Pain Intensity
Pain interference
Physical Function
Sleep disturbance
once immediately after class
Likelihood of using the skills
Participant satisfaction
Perceived usefulness/utility

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Empowered Relief
1 of 1

Experimental Treatment

75 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Empowered Relief class · No Placebo Group · N/A

Empowered Relief
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Empowered Relief class · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: at 1 month post-tx

Who is running the clinical trial?

Stanford UniversityLead Sponsor
2,186 Previous Clinical Trials
35,092,475 Total Patients Enrolled
30 Trials studying Chronic Pain
8,583 Patients Enrolled for Chronic Pain
RTI InternationalOTHER
163 Previous Clinical Trials
776,429 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Chronic Pain
540 Patients Enrolled for Chronic Pain

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 4 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have been experiencing pain for more than three months.
You are currently taking Methadone or Buprenorphine.
You are able to speak and understand English fluently.

Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
North Carolina100.0%
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria100.0%

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this experiment actively recruiting participants?

"Affirmative. Clinicaltrials.gov displays that this research initiative, which was first posted on September 8th 2021, is now recruiting participants. Approximately 75 patients are needed at 1 site." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

How many participants can the trial accommodate at its highest capacity?

"Affirmative. According to the data published on clinicaltrials.gov, this trial is actively looking for enrollees; it was first posted on September 8th 2021 and has most recently been updated August 1st 2022. 75 people need to be recruited from a single centre." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What tangible goals are researchers aiming to accomplish with this clinical trial?

"The primary metric of evaluation for this research is the participant's satisfaction which will be assessed shortly after each session. Secondary objectives include sleep disturbance (rated via PROMIS-Sleep Disturbance short form T scores), pain intensity, and pain bothersomeness (both rated from a scale spanning 1 to 7 days)." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer
Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.