Pragmatic Clinical Trials (PCTs)
These PCTs on non- pharmacological approaches for pain management and comorbid conditions in settings serving military personnel, veterans and their families were selected based on the (1) importance of the scientific questions and (2) potential to address impediments to research with health care delivery organizations. Demonstration Projects will utilize a phased award UG3/UH3 mechanism, with a planning (UG3) and an implementation (UH3) phase. All projects will be milestone-driven, and moving to the implementation phase (UH3) will be dependent upon the successful progress made during the planning phase (UG3).
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|PCT Title||Principal Investigator(s)||Institution(s)||PMC Project No.|
|Cooperative Pain Education and Self management: Expanding Treatment for Real-world Access (Copes ExTRA)||Alicia Heapy, PhD||VA Connecticut & Yale School of Medicine||15|
|Engaging Veterans Seeking Service Connection Payments in Pain Treatment||Marc Rosen, PhD & Steve Martino, PhD||VA Connecticut & Yale School of Medicine||16|
|Chiropractic Care for Veterans, A Pragmatic Randomized Trial Addressing Dose Effects for cLBP||Christine Goertz, DC, PhD & Cynthia Long, PhD||Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research||13|
|Improving Veteran Access to Integrated Management of Low Back Pain||Steven George, PhD & Susan Nicole Hastings, MD, MHS||Durham VA & Duke University||11|
|SMART Stepped Care Management for Low Back Pain in Military Health Systems||Julie Fritz, PhD & Dan Rhon, PhD||University of Utah & Brooke Army Medical Center||14|
|Whole Health Team vs. Primary Care Group Education to Promote Non-Pharmacological Strategies to Improve Pain, Functioning, and Quality of Life in Veterans||Karen Seal, MD & William Becker, MD||San Francisco VA Health Care System & VA Connecticut||12|
|Complementary and Integrative Health for Pain in the VA: A National Demonstration Project||Stephanie Taylor, PhD & Steven Zeliadt, PhD||VA Greater Los Angeles and VA Puget Sound||17|
|Testing Two, Scalable, Veteran-Centric Mindfulness Based Interventions for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Pragmatic Multisite Trial||Diana Burgess, PhD||Minneapolis VA||19|
|Targeting Chronic Pain in Primary Care Settings Using Internal Behavioral Health Consultants||Donald D. McGeary, PhD & Jeffrey L. Goodie, PhD||University of Texas Health Science Center & Uniformed Services University||18|
|Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulation:A Non -Pharmacologic Alternative for the Treatment of Postoperative pain||Brian M. Ilfeld, MD,||University of California, San Diego||20|
|Resolving the Burden of Low Back Pain in Military Service Members and Veterans: A Multi-Site Pragmatic Clinical Trial (RESOLVE Trial)||Shawn Farrokhi, PhD & Christopher Dearth, PhD||DoD-VA Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE)||21|