In this working document, the Pain Management Collaboratory Biostatistics/Design Workgroup offers an overview of the ICC, further discussion on the impact of sample size calculations, and recommendations for researchers planning cluster randomized trials with pain outcomes.
This 47-page eBook provides an overview of complementary health approaches for pain, including acupuncture, massage therapy, meditation, spinal manipulation, yoga, and more.
The Use of Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Younger US Veterans: An Economic Evaluation
Researchers, including PMC PI Stephanie Taylor, PhD, MPH, conducted the first study of cost effectiveness of complementary and integrative health (CIH) therapy use among younger Veterans with musculoskeletal pain.
An overview of considerations for covariate-related methodological, statistical and analytical issues, and some additional considerations to studying pain management options…
The SPACE Randomized Clinical Trial, led by Erin Krebs, MD, MS, showed that opioids do not result in better pain-related function or reduced pain intensity when compared to non-opioids. (VA photo by April Eilers)
More than two dozen Yale professors, doctors, and students have published a series of groundbreaking articles on the opioid crisis in the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics.
Treatments such as mindfulness meditation, biofeedback, and hypnosis, among others, have been determined to have at least promising evidence of effectiveness for pain management. (Photo: Joseph Eddins)
For some nonpharmacological approaches for chronic pain management there is emerging evidence of their effectiveness in relatively large scale trials. (photo: Sgt Justin Boling)
The US Dept. of Health & Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has issued a report on noninvasive nonpharmacological treatments for selected chronic pain conditions.
Robert Kerns, PhD, spoke with JAMA about the creation of the Pain Management Collaboratory and its goals for this multi-agency initiative.