I am a
Home I AM A Search Login

Papers of the Week

Papers: 12 Oct 2019 - 18 Oct 2019

Human Studies

2019 Oct 10

BMJ Open



Process evaluation protocol for the I-WOTCH study: an opioid tapering support programme for people with chronic non-malignant pain.


Nichols VP, Abraham C, Eldabe S, Sandhu HK, Underwood M, Seers K
BMJ Open. 2019 Oct 10; 9(10):e028998.
PMID: 31601587.


The Improving the Wellbeing of people with Opioid Treated CHronic Pain (I-WOTCH) randomised controlled trial uses a multicomponent self-management intervention to help people taper their opioid use. This approach is not widely used and its efficacy is unknown. A process evaluation alongside the trial will help to assess how the intervention was delivered, looking at the dose of intervention received and the fidelity of the delivery. We will explore how the intervention may have brought about change through the experiences of the participants receiving and the staff delivering the intervention and whether there were contextual factors involved.