Stimulating Self Management in Patients With Fibromyalgia Through Web-based Situational Feedback
The overall objective of this randomized controlled study (RCT) financed by the Norwegian Research Council (grant no. 182012/V50) is to establish the effectiveness of situational feedback to the self-management of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) using innovative means of patient-provider communication in a randomized controlled study (RCT). Thereby this project will contribute to the knowledge of treatment of patients with FMS. The effectiveness of the intervention will be expressed in terms of a) reduced pain, b) psychometric outcomes, c) quality of life, d) improved engagement in daily activities and e) prevented transition to chronic disability. We furthermore aim to 1) determine the effectiveness of providing regular situational feedback in enhancing self-management and, consequently 2) study the effectiveness of enhancing self-management in reducing pain and physical disability.
Self-management of chronic pain is increasingly seen as an important tool in providing adequate care to patients with FMS and other types of Chronic Non-malignant Pain. Enhancing the patient's self-management of her/his condition is thought to be effective in reducing pain and disability. However, sufficient empirical evidence to support this is yet unavailable. This may be due to the non-situational nature of many interventions studied so far: Patients are taught management skills in a clinical setting, and may not be able to successfully use these skills in daily care. Therefore, enhancing self-management of chronic pain, by providing immediate feedback that is directly related to patient's daily life ("situational" feedback) complementary to care-as usual, is thought to be more effective than conventional interventions in a clinical setting. This may even be even more effective when the patient receives quick response feedback using mobile communication technology, i.e. any place any time.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||Stimulating Self Management in Patients With Fibromyalgia Through Web-based Situational Feedback|
- Change in catastrophizing cognitions [ Time Frame: T1: At the start of in-house rehabilitation T2: At the end of in-house rehabilitation - begin situational feedback intervention T3: End of situational feedback intervention T4: 6 month after T1 T5: 12 months after T1 ]PCS: Pain Catastrophizing Scale (Sullivan et al., 1995).
- Change in acceptance [ Time Frame: T1: At the start of in-house rehabilitation T2: At the end of in-house rehabilitation - begin situational feedback intervention T3: End of situational feedback intervention T4: 6 month after T1 T5: 12 months after T1 ]CPAQ: Chronic Pain Acceptance questionnaire (McCracken)
|Study Start Date:||March 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: web page
Information web page with some mindfulness exercises
one arm having access to a webpage with information about coping with pain and relaxation exercises
Other Name: Information web page with some mindfulness exercises
Experimental: Webpage and situational feedback
have access to the same web-page with information about coping with pain and relaxation and are completing 3 diaries and receiving personalized feedback for 4 weeks at home through a smartphone.
Other: Webpage and situation feedback
having access to the same web-page with information about coping with pain and relaxation relaxation and completing 3 diaries and receiving situational feedback for 4 weeks at home through a web enabled mobile phone.
Other Name: Intervention group
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01236209
|Jeloy kurbad rehabilitation centre|
|Moss, Norway, 1517|
|Principal Investigator:||Hilde Eide, PhD||Buskerud University College|