Emotional Recovery Program Trial
What is the research study about?
Chronic pain is more than a painful experience, it is highly emotional. People with chronic pain consistently report increasing and uncontrollable levels of anger, worry, fear and sadness. These negative emotional states contribute to a cycle of worsening pain and emotional difficulties including anxiety and depression.
Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) will shortly be recruiting for a trial investigating an online emotional recovery program for chronic pain.
What does the research involve?
We will investigate whether a new approach to pain management, an online skills training program in emotional regulation, can help people with chronic pain manage the physical and emotional aspects of their pain.
The 9-week program, iDBT-Pain (Online Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Skills Training for Chronic Pain), involves participating in eight 60 minute weekly group-based emotional skills training sessions over the internet using Zoom, and daily training using a web app to watch videos and complete tasks on a smart phone. Participation also means completing a series of questionnaires, before and after the nine-week program and three months later, meaning that the trial will be completed in approximately 5 months.
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