Last updated on June 2019

Mindfulness-based Dance/Movement Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain


Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability and credibility of a mindfulness-based dance/movement therapy(M-DMT)protocol; to assess and improve methodological procedures for conducting a randomized controlled trial (RCT) test of M-DMT; and to demonstrate proof of principle by gathering information about the process of change between M-DMT and a control condition.

This is the first study to address the potential of M-DMT as a creative, non-opioid intervention for chronic back pain. Therefore, the findings of this study will provide important methodological and protocol data and substantive pilot data necessary for the next phase of this line of research, namely a fully powered RCT to evaluate efficacy and treatment mechanisms of action. Data obtained as part of this study will be instrumental for informing the systematic evaluation of M-DMT for chronic back pain care.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03986489

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