Effects of Multimodal Pain Therapy in Patients With Mixed Chronic Pain Syndromes (IMPERApain)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 2, 2011
Last Update Posted : July 15, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Armin Sablotzki, MD, Klinikum St. Georg gGmbH

Brief Summary:
Complex and chronified pain syndromes requires a specialized therapeutic concept. From patients with chronic low back pain the investigators know, that an interdisciplinary multi-modal approach may improve the therapeutic success. In this observational study the investigators investigated if the multi-modal pain therapy is also effective in patients with mixed chronic pain syndromes.

Condition or disease
Chronic Pain

Detailed Description:

The multi-modal pain therapy includes:

  • specific drug therapy
  • pain education
  • psychological therapy
  • physical therapy
  • behavioral therapy
  • work hardening
  • bio-feedback
  • ergotherapy

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 260 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Influence of a Multimodal Day-unit Pain Therapy on Pain Experience, Pain-related Disability and Depression in Patients With Chronic Pain Syndromes
Study Start Date : January 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2013

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chronic pain
260 consecutive patients with verified chronic pain syndromes

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. intensity of pain [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline in intensity of pain at 1 year ]
    pain intensity 1 year after multi-modale therapy compared with pain intensity before treatment

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. pain disability index [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline in pain disability index at 6 months ]
    pain disability index 6 month after multi-modale therapy compared with pain disability index before treatment

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
260 consecutive patients with chronic pain syndromes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age >= 18 years and <= 65 years
  • verified chronic pain for more than 6 month

Exclusion Criteria:

  • application for a pension
  • non-accordance with multi-modal pain therapy
  • dominant geriatric symptoms
  • dominant psychiatric symptoms

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01346202

Klinikum St. Georg, Pain Center
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany, 04129
Sponsors and Collaborators
Klinikum St. Georg gGmbH
Principal Investigator: Armin R Sablotzki, MD, PhD Klinikum St. Georg

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Armin Sablotzki, MD, Prof. Dr. med., Klinikum St. Georg gGmbH Identifier: NCT01346202     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EK-BR-28/10-1
First Posted: May 2, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 15, 2013
Last Verified: July 2013

Keywords provided by Armin Sablotzki, MD, Klinikum St. Georg gGmbH:
multi-modal pain therapy, chronic pain

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