To determine whether an Internet-based pain coping skills program plus enhanced usual care,
compared to enhanced usual care alone, yields significant improvements in the co-primary
outcomes of pain severity (as measured by the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI)) and pain
interference (also measured by the BPI) from baseline to the post-intervention assessment for
cancer survivors with persistent pain.
This is a parallel group randomized controlled, prospective study that examines the effect of
an Internet-based pain coping skills program on pain severity and pain interference among
adult cancer survivors experiencing persistent cancer-related pain. The study also explores
the effects of an Internet-based pain coping skills program on opioid/analgesic medication
use, health-related quality of life, pain management self-efficacy and various other factors
relevant among populations with persistent pain (i.e., fatigue, sleep, emotional distress,
positive affect, pain impact, perceived cognitive problems, and cognitive performance), as
well as qualitative assessments of participants experiences with pain and the intervention. A
total of 456 participants will be enrolled (228 per arm) and randomized into the internet
program arm (plus enhanced usual care) or Enhanced Usual Care alone.
Each participant will be enrolled in the study for 9 months (from randomization at week 0 to
the final follow-up assessment at week 34).
If you are confirmed eligible after full screening, you will be required to understand and sign the informed consent if you decide to enroll in the study. Once enrolled you may be asked to make scheduled visits over a period of time.
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