Chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) involves one-third of the US population, and prescription opioids contribute to the opioid epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasizes maximizing non-opioid treatment, but many rural populations cannot access alternative therapies. Clinical and Translational Science Award hubs across four rural states performed a multi-site, single-arm intervention feasibility study testing methods and procedures of implementing a behavioral intervention, acceptance and commitment therapy, in primary care CNCP patients on chronic opioids. Using the CONSORT extension for feasibility studies, we describe lessons learned in recruiting/retaining participants, intervention implementation, data measurement, and multi-site procedures. Results inform a future definitive trial and potentially others conducting rural trials.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical and Translational Science|
|State||Published - Oct 2020|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the University of New Mexico Clinical and Translational Science Center: UL1TR001449 (RR: site PI), University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute: UL1TR002366 (AG: site PI), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute: UL1TR002489 (JH: site PI), and University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science: UL1TR001998 (ES: site PI).
© The Association for Clinical and Translational Science 2020.
- acceptance and commitment therapy
- chronic non-cancer pain
- Feasibility study
- pilot study
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (all)