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Intensive Treatment for Chronic Pain and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

2014-08-27 03:13:48 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study is investigating the efficacy of an intensive (3 week) integrated treatment for Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) Veterans with both pain and PTSD.

Description

Objectives:

The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of an intensive integrated treatment for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) veterans with comorbid chronic pain and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A secondary objective is to examine potential mechanisms of action that might account for improvements in pain or PTSD. Third, exploratory analyses will be conducted to assess the relationship between participation in treatment and cognitive functioning. It is hypothesized that 1) participants receiving the intensive treatment (PT) will report significantly greater decreases in symptoms of pain and PTSD from pre-treatment to post-treatment when compared to participants randomized to a standard care (SC) condition, and 2) participants receiving PT will show greater maintenance of change on measures of pain and PTSD at 3 months following the completion of treatment when compared to participants randomized to the SC condition.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic

Intervention

Intensive Treatment

Location

VA Boston Health Care System, Jamaica Plain
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02130

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Department of Veterans Affairs

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:48-0400

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