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The overarching aim of this project is to conduct a randomized controlled study to determine whether Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) vs. a Support Group (SG) can improve pain regulation and hedonic functions (i.e., natural reward responsiveness) thought to be governed by the endogenous opioid system among opioid-treated, chronic, non-neuropathic back pain patients (CNBP) and thereby improve clinical pain, affect, and opioid use.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Chronic, Non-neuropathic Back Pain
Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE), Support Group
College of Social Work
Salt Lake City
University of Utah
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-10-18T02:08:21-0400
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