Single Session Pain Catastrophizing Treatment: Comparative Efficacy & Mechanisms
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This study aims to compare the efficacy of a single session psychological treatment, "From Catastrophizing to Recovery" (FCR), with the current standard of care, group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) specifically on individuals with chronic low back pain suffering from Pain Catastrophizing (PC).
"Empowered Relief" Single Session Pain Psychology Treatment: Comparative Efficacy & Mechanisms
- - Axial low back pain without radicular symptoms - Pain duration ≥ 6 months (per recent NIH Task Force on Research Standards for Chronic Low Back Pain based on participant self-report - Average pain intensity ≥4/10 for the past month at screening visit - English fluency - Males and females 18-70 years of age - Pain Catastrophizing Score (PCS) ≥20
- - Gross cognitive impairment - Active suicidal ideation or severe depression - Previous attendance in the active treatment groups (any ER classes ever taken or CBT in the past 3 years) - Participating in any interventional research study or completed participation in the last 2 months; enrollment in an observational study is acceptable - Current substance abuse - Clear likelihood to disrupt fellow class participants (e.g., personality disorder) at the discretion of the study team
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Beth Darnall, PhD
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