Integrative Medicine Group Visits: A Patient-Centered Approach to Reducing Chronic Pain and Depression (IMGV)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 13, 2014
Last Update Posted : February 1, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Paula Gardiner, Boston Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether Integrative Medicine Group Visits (IMGV) are effective for treating patients with chronic pain and depression.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Pain Depression Behavioral: Integrative Medicine Group Visits Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 159 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Integrative Medicine Group Visits: A Patient-Centered Approach to Reducing Chronic Pain and Depression in a Disparate Urban Population
Study Start Date : April 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2016

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MedlinePlus related topics: Chronic Pain

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Integrative Medicine Group Visits
9-week integrative medicine group visit that meets 1 time per week for 2.5 hours followed by a 3 month Web based curriculum and final group meeting
Behavioral: Integrative Medicine Group Visits
Patients with chronic pain and depression attend group medical visits and use website and virtual patient advocate as part of the curriculum.

No Intervention: Standard of Care
primary care visits, which include medications and advice

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Chronic Pain [ Time Frame: 21 weeks ]
    Brief Pain Inventory

  2. Depression [ Time Frame: 21 weeks ]
    PHQ-9 survey

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain Self Efficacy Scale [ Time Frame: 21 weeks ]
    Pain Self Efficacy Scale Survey

  2. Pain Medication Use [ Time Frame: 21 weeks ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Patient Activation Measure [ Time Frame: 21 weeks ]

  2. Stress Level [ Time Frame: 21 weeks ]
    Perceived Stress Scale -4

  3. Sleep [ Time Frame: 21 weeks ]
    Pittsburgh Sleep Inventory

  4. Dietary Patterns [ Time Frame: 21 weeks ]
    Nutrition Survey

  5. Physical Activity [ Time Frame: 21 weeks ]
    Exercise Survey

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • self-reported chronic pain for at least 12 weeks
  • average pain intensity for the previous week >4 on a 0 to 10 numerical rating scale; PHQ-9 score >5, indicating minor depression or greater
  • English fluency sufficient to follow treatment instructions and answer survey questions.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • previous participation in IMGV
  • new pain treatments in past month or anticipated to begin in next 3 months
  • active or planned worker's compensation, disability, or personal injury claims
  • known or planned pregnancy
  • manic symptoms
  • active suicidality
  • psychotic symptoms
  • no PCP

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02262377

United States, Massachusetts
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02118
Sponsors and Collaborators
Boston Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Paula Gardiner, MD, MPH Boston Medical Center

Additional Information:
Publications of Results:
Other Publications:

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Paula Gardiner, Assistant Professor, Boston Medical Center Identifier: NCT02262377     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-33096
First Posted: October 13, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 1, 2017
Last Verified: January 2017

Keywords provided by Paula Gardiner, Boston Medical Center:
Group Medical Visits
Integrative Medicine
Chronic Pain
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Web based
Virtual Patient Advocate
Internet Based

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Chronic Pain
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms