Web-Based Survey of Pain, Stress and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (PROCAIM)
The investigators are inviting people with fibromyalgia, IBS, interstitial cystitis, chronic pain, and other chronic and recurring conditions to sign up and participate in a year-long Internet-based survey to study the effectiveness of alternative medicine and the interactions among stress and coping, pain, and treatment outcomes.
The survey is called PROCAIM, which stands for Patient-Reported Outcomes from Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine. PROCAIM was developed under a grant to UCLA researchers from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
This is a web-based study composed of surveys that will recur at intervals over 1 year!
- Log in to our web site: http://www.procaim.org/
- Register as a New User.
- Select clinic name: ClinicalTrials.gov.
- Read and sign the Consent Form.
After participants"sign" the form with their email address, participants can begin to answer the first in a series of questionnaires. The system will send participants email reminders at the time of each scheduled follow-up for one year.
For further information about PROCAIM, please contact:
- Deborah Ackerman, Ph.D.
- Department of Epidemiology
- UCLA School of Public Health
- Box 951772
- Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
- Perceived Stress, Mindfulness, Somatization [ Time Frame: 1,3,6,9,12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Online surveys at intervals over 1 year.
|Study Start Date:||June 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
PROCAIM, which stands for Patient-Reported Outcomes from Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine, was developed to collect and manage longitudinal patient data and implement patient-based outcomes assessment protocols at clinical sites around the country that offer various forms of CAM as well as clinics that provide the combination of conventional medicine with complementary and alternative therapies. PROCAIM is currently being used for a 12 month longitudinal survey to evaluate interactions among stress, symptoms, severity, and general well-being among people with fibromyalgia, IBS, chronic fatigue, and other chronic pain conditions, and the frequency and impact of co-morbid conditions among users of complementary and alternative medicines.
|Principal Investigator:||Deborah Ackerman, Ph.D.||UCLA School of Public Health|