251022 Efficacy of telephone delivered cognitive-behavioral therpay for chronic pain

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 1:42 PM

Dawn Ehde, PhD , Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Few people with chronic pain and physical disability have access to in-person behavioral interventions for managing chronic pain, despite the evidence-base for such interventions. This presentation will discuss results from a randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of a telephone-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy pain intervention (T-CBT) relative to a telephone-delivered pain education intervention (T-Ed) in a national sample (N = 200) of adults with limb loss, multiple sclerosis, or spinal cord injury. Pre-treatment to post-treatment data will be presented on the primary outcome, average pain intensity, as well as several secondary outcomes- physical functioning, psychological functioning, and treatment satisfaction. Data on the feasibility of telephone delivery, including treatment adherence and therapeutic alliance (between the participant and study therapist), will also be presented.

Learning Areas:
Basic medical science applied in public health
Chronic disease management and prevention
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the effectiveness of providing cognitive-behavioral therapy by telephone for persons with chronic pain.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to be an abstract Author on the content I am responsible for because I was the Principal Investigator for the Project under discussion. Clinical interests consist of traumatic brain injury, neuropsychology, spinal cord injury, amputation, and pain management. My research interests include the management of chronic pain in persons with amputations and improving the functioning of persons with multiple sclerosis through rehabilitation techniques. Expertise includes Amputation/Limb Loss, Brain Injury, Chronic Pain, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuropsychology, Pain Management, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Rehabilitation Medicine, and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.