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Behavioral Intervention

Mindfulness Therapy for Chronic Pain

Research Sponsored by Canandaigua VA Medical Center
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Ages 18 years and older
English-speaking veterans
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up baseline to 6 months post-treatment follow-up
Awards & highlights

Study Summary

This trial will see if a mindfulness intervention can help reduce pain and suicide risk in people with chronic pain.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for English-speaking veterans, aged 18 or older, who understand the study and have chronic pain affecting their daily life. They must also be at risk of suicide, either having suicidal thoughts recently, a history of such ideation in the past few months, or an attempt within the last six months.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study is testing Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) to see if it helps reduce problems caused by chronic pain and lowers suicide risk compared to standard Health Education.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Mindfulness interventions are generally considered safe but may sometimes lead to discomfort when confronting difficult emotions or memories. Health education has no known side effects.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am 18 years old or older.
I am a veteran and I speak English.
I have experienced pain on most days for the last six months or more.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~baseline to 6 months post-treatment follow-up
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and baseline to 6 months post-treatment follow-up for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Interpersonal Needs
Pain Interference and intensity
+2 more
Secondary outcome measures
Fear of pain
Health-related Quality of Life
+3 more

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)Experimental Treatment1 Intervention
MBCT delivered over the course of 10, ~60 minute sessions
Group II: Health EducationActive Control1 Intervention
Health education sessions delivered over the course of 10, ~60 minute sessions
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Canandaigua VA Medical CenterLead Sponsor
12 Previous Clinical Trials
1,770 Total Patients Enrolled
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)NIH
832 Previous Clinical Trials
668,857 Total Patients Enrolled
45 Trials studying Chronic Pain
17,902 Patients Enrolled for Chronic Pain

Media Library

MBCT (Behavioral Intervention) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05286112 — N/A
Chronic Pain Research Study Groups: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Health Education
Chronic Pain Clinical Trial 2023: MBCT Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05286112 — N/A
MBCT (Behavioral Intervention) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05286112 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What end result is being sought by this experiment?

"This trial aims to assess the treatment acceptability of patients over a 6 month period post-treatment. The secondary outcomes include Pain catastrophizing, as measured by the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS). This is a 13 item scale with each answer graded on a 5 point rating system. Additionally, this study seeks to evaluate patient's acceptance of pain using the Chronic pain Acceptance Questionnaire (CPAQ) and Quality of Life through Veterans Rand 12 question survey which produces both Physical Component Score (PCS) and Mental Component Score (MCS)."

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~33 spots leftby Feb 2025