Last updated on June 2019

GET Living: Graded Exposure Treatment for Children and Adolescents With Chronic Pain

Brief description of study

The broad aim of this study is to implement and evaluate the efficacy of Graded Exposure Treatment (GET Living) to target elevated pain-related fears in children with chronic pain at the Stanford Pediatric Pain Management Clinic (PPMC). The investigators will evaluate the effectiveness and acceptability of this intervention for children with high levels of pain-related fear and functional disability. If proven efficacious, it will allow for the dissemination of this innovative treatment model to others working with children and adolescents with chronic pain.

Detailed Study Description

The treatment intervention to be tested in this clinical trial is Graded in-vivo Exposure Treatment (GET Living) compared to Typical Pain Management (TPM) in adolescents with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Participants will be randomized into GET Living or TPM, and will be instructed to not seek new treatments for pain for the duration of the study. Both treatments consist of 12 1-hour patient sessions delivered twice a week across 6- weeks and 3 parent-only sessions.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03699007

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