More Information on Pain Management & Research
PMC Coordinating Center has gathered together additional, reliable information on the subjects of chronic pain, pain management, pain management research, and best practices for pragmatic clinical trials. See below for information on events and cyber seminars, journal publications and other links, news and more.
Cyberseminars & Other Events
42nd Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions Call for Abstracts
PAINWeek Conference – The National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners
Noninvasive Nonpharmacological Treatment for Chronic Pain
Journals and Other Publications
Recently, a multidisciplinary group of leading experts in pain updated the definition of “pain” on behalf of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). Particularly relevant is the acknowledgement that pain is a personal, subjective and multidimensional experience that can be shaped by a range of biological, psychological and social factors.
Objectively measuring psychosocial, functional, financial, and lifestyle factors and studying their relationship with outcomes is especially important in studies investigating health conditions, such as pain, that are known to be exacerbated by heightened periods of stress and anxiety – an emotion shared by many during this unprecedented time.
In this working document, the Pain Management Collaboratory Biostatistics/Design Workgroup offers an overview of the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) and recommendations for researchers planning cluster randomized trials with pain outcomes.
Prevention of Missing Data in Pragmatic Clinical Trials of Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Pain Management
PMC’s Biostatistics/Design Work Group addresses the problem of missing data in pragmatic clinical trials, and offers a survey of methods that some of PMC’s trials are incorporating to prevent missing data.
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.