Psychosocial Support for Acute Hospital Pain and Distress

2015-10-28 14:38:22 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this randomized study is to determine the impact of three different types of psychosocial support delivered by social workers to patients reporting uncontrolled pain during a hospital stay. This study will examine the differential effects of brief mindfulness training, therapeutic suggestion, and psychoeducation for patients reporting uncontrolled pain.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment


Acute Pain


Mindfulness, Suggestion, Psychoeducation


Not yet recruiting


University of Utah

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-10-28T14:38:22-0400

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