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Human Studies

2020 Jul 22

J Gen Intern Med

Peer Support for Self-Management of Chronic Pain: the Evaluation of a Peer Coach-Led Intervention to Improve Pain Symptoms (ECLIPSE) Trial.


Matthias MS, Bair MJ, Ofner S, Heisler M, Kukla M, McGuire AB, Adams J, Kempf C, Pierce E, Menen T, McCalley S, Johnson NL, Daggy J
J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Jul 22.
PMID: 32700220.


Pain self-management is an effective, evidence-based treatment for chronic pain. Peer support, in which patients serve as coaches for other patients, has been effective in other chronic conditions and is a potentially promising approach to implementing pain self-management programs using fewer clinical resources.