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Efficacy of Tailored Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Back Pain

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00108381
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : July 2, 2014
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VA Office of Research and Development

Brief Summary:
This clinical trial compares two psychological treatments for back pain.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Back Pain Behavioral: tailored cognitive behavior therapy Behavioral: standard care Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The primary objective is to examine the incremental efficacy of a patient-centered and tailored self-management treatment approach, Tailored Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (TCBT), for persons with chronic musculoskeletal pain. TCBT will be compared with a Standard Cognitive- Behavior Therapy (SCBT) condition. The hypothesis is that TCBT will be associated with improved outcomes following treatment. Outcome will be assessed by multiple standardized measures of key domains of the chronic pain experience. Secondary objectives are to examine the process of successful self-management treatment.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 162 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy of Tailored Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Back Pain
Study Start Date : January 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Back Pain

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Arm 1
Standard and Tailored Conditions
Behavioral: tailored cognitive behavior therapy
tailored psychological treatment

Behavioral: standard care
standard psychological treatment




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Multiple standardized measures of key domains of the chronic pain experience [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic back pain for at least 6 months
  • Treatment by medication or physical therapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Acute or life threatening physical illness
  • Current alcohol or substance abuse or dependence
  • Current psychosis or suicidal ideation treatment by anesthesiology, chiropractic care or surgery

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00108381


Locations
United States, Connecticut
VA Connecticut Health Care System (West Haven)
West Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06516
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Robert D. Kerns, PhD VA Connecticut Health Care System (West Haven)

Publications of Results:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: VA Office of Research and Development
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00108381     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MHBS042-03
First Posted: April 15, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 2, 2014
Last Verified: June 2014

Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development:
chronic back pain
cognitive-behavioral
pain
stages of change

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Back Pain
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms