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Can Therapy Alter CNS Processing of Chronic Pain: A Longitudinal Study

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01794988
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2013 by Magdalena Naylor, MD, PhD, University of Vermont.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : February 20, 2013
Last Update Posted : February 20, 2013
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to investigate whether a psycho-therapeutic approach, group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) plus a relapse prevention program, Therapeutic Interactive Voice Response (TIVR), modifies the dysfunctional sensory, emotional, and cognitive neural circuitry associated with chronic pain.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Chronic Pain Behavioral: Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Behavioral: Pain Education Behavioral: Therapeutic Interactive Voice Response Behavioral: NO TIVR

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 120 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Can Therapy Alter CNS Processing of Chronic Pain: A Longitudinal Study
Study Start Date : July 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: Chronic Pain
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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Participants will undergo 11 weeks of group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and a pre- and post-intervention MRI brain scan.
Behavioral: Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Each CBT session will last 90 minutes and will teach participants specific skills to better cope with chronic pain. These skills will include breathing exercises, distraction, and relaxation techniques.
Active Comparator: Pain Education
Participants will receive 11 weeks of pain education and a pre- and post-intervention MRI brain scan.
Behavioral: Pain Education
Subjects will receive mailed educational materials to their homes on a weekly basis. Weekly materials will contain information about the nature of chronic back pain, treatment options, exercises and stretching techniques for maintaining strength and flexibility, and proper protection for a healthy back. Pain education is the standard of care for most outpatient clinics.
Experimental: Therapeutic Interactive Voice Response
Four months of therapeutic interactive voice response (TIVR).
Behavioral: Therapeutic Interactive Voice Response
Therapeutic Interactive Voice Response as a daily self monitoring and relapse prevention tool with didactic reviews and practices of recorded skills and monthly feedback based on daily calls.
Active Comparator: No TIVR
Control - no intervention
Behavioral: NO TIVR
Control - no intervention


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain [ Time Frame: Seven Months ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • At least 12 months of muscular-skeletal, non-neuropathic pain

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Malignancy causing or influencing chronic pain
  • Radiation or chemotherapy, or metastatic cancer of any type
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and/or neuropathic pain
  • Neurological disorders such as epilepsy or stroke, or other medical conditions
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Opioid medication use for pain management
  • Past year history of illicit drug use that can result in altered cognition
  • Pregnancy
  • Exceeding weight limit of the MRI scanner
  • Incompatible implants due to MRI safety
  • Awaiting pain related surgical procedure
  • Involved in pain-related litigation
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01794988


Contacts
Contact: Marcia A. Davis, CAGS 802-847-8241 marcia.davis@vtmednet.org
Contact: Magdalena R. Naylor, MD, PhD 802-847-4644 magdalena.naylor@vtmednet.org

Locations
United States, Vermont
University of Vermont College of Medicine, MindBody Medicine Clinic Recruiting
Burlington, Vermont, United States, 05401
Contact: Marcia A. Davis, CAGS    802-847-8241    marcia.davis@vtmednet.org   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Vermont
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Magdalena Naylor, MD, PhD Faculty, University of Vermont College of Medicine
More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Magdalena Naylor, MD, PhD, Magdalena R. Naylor, MD, PhD, University of Vermont
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01794988     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01AR059674-03 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: February 20, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 20, 2013
Last Verified: February 2013

Keywords provided by Magdalena Naylor, MD, PhD, University of Vermont:
Acute Pain
Low Back Pain
Back Pain
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Pain Education

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