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Human Studies

2021 Dec 27

Pain Med

Counseling Veterans with Chronic Pain during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial.


Lazar CM, Rosen MI, Sellinger J, Mattocks K, Navarra L, Ross KA, Martino S
Pain Med. 2021 Dec 27.
PMID: 34958381.


Veterans with chronic pain may be vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. We qualitatively explored the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on a sample of Veterans receiving brief counseling focused on pain management in an ongoing clinical trial and discuss how the pandemic affected the process of motivating Veterans with chronic pain to engage in interdisciplinary multimodal pain treatment at the Department of Veteran Affairs.