Brief CBT for Chronic Pain for Pain

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Pain+1 MoreBrief CBT for Chronic Pain - Behavioral
18 - 79
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial will test if a six-session cognitive behavioral therapy intervention is effective for treating chronic pain in Veterans.

Eligible Conditions
  • Chronic Pain
  • Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Pain

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 5 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 12-weeks

Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) to assess role in mediation at 12 week follow up
Baseline, 12-weeks
Ability to Participate in Social Roles and Activities - short form (APSRA) to assess change at 12 week follow up
Brief Pain Inventory -- Pain Intensity subscale (BPI-P) to assess change at 12 week follow-up
Patient Health Questionnaire -- 9 (PHQ-9) to assess change at 12 week follow-up
Scale for Suicide Ideation (SSI) to assess change at 12 week follow-up
World Health Organization Quality of Life - BREF (WHOQOL-BREF) to assess change at 12 week follow up

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Brief CBT for Chronic Pain and treatment as usual
1 of 1

Experimental Treatment

178 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Brief CBT for Chronic Pain · No Placebo Group · N/A

Brief CBT for Chronic Pain and treatment as usualExperimental Group · 2 Interventions: Brief CBT for Chronic Pain, Treatment as usual · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Other

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 12-weeks

Who is running the clinical trial?

VA Office of Research and DevelopmentLead Sponsor
1,483 Previous Clinical Trials
2,741,889 Total Patients Enrolled
20 Trials studying Pain
5,077 Patients Enrolled for Pain
Gregory P. Beehler, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorVA Western New York Healthcare System, Buffalo, NY
1 Previous Clinical Trials
30 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18 - 79 · All Participants · 8 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are a veteran.
You are fluent in English.
You have musculoskeletal pain of at least three months.
You have a BPI interference score of at least 4.0 at baseline.
You are prescribed pain medication.
You are prescribed psychiatric medicine, and your dose has not changed in the last two months.