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Human Studies

2022 Jun 06

Pain Pract

A Brief Psychological Intervention for Chronic Pain in Primary Care: Examining Long-term Effects from a Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial.


Miller-Matero LR, Gavrilova L, Hecht LM, Autio K, Tobin ET, Braciszewski JM, Maye M, Felton JW, Ahmedani BK
Pain Pract. 2022 Jun 06.
PMID: 35665994.


Despite the existence of evidence-based psychological interventions for pain management, there are barriers that interfere with treatment engagement. A brief intervention integrated into primary care reduced barriers and showed promising benefits from pre- to post-intervention. However, it is unknown whether a brief intervention can provide long-term effects. The purpose of this study was to examine whether a brief psychological intervention offered benefits in pain severity, pain interference, pain catastrophizing, and depressive symptoms at 1- and 6-month follow-ups.