Compassion Training and Pain

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stanford University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01776645
First received: January 15, 2013
Last updated: October 24, 2013
Last verified: October 2013

January 15, 2013
October 24, 2013
January 2013
May 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Change in Brief Pain Inventory [ Time Frame: Baseline and end of 9-week treatment protocol ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Intensity - pain severity as measured by a 0 to 10 visual analogue scale. 0 = no pain, 10 = worst pain imaginable
  • Change in Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Baseline and end of 9-week treatment protocol ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change in Brief Pain Inventory [ Time Frame: Baseline and end of 9-week treatment protocol ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Intensity and Interference
  • Change in Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Baseline and end of 9-week treatment protocol ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01776645 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Change in Brief Pain Inventory [ Time Frame: Baseline to end of 9-week treatment protocol ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Interference score - Interference as measured by a 0 to 10 numerical rating scale. 0 = does not interfere, 10 = completely interferes
Not Provided
  • Change in Emotional Distress [ Time Frame: Baseline and end of 9-week treatment protocol ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    As assessed by the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale
  • Change in Overall Health and Well-being [ Time Frame: Baseline and end of 9-week treatment protocol ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    As assessed by Ryff's psychological well-being scales
  • Change in Compassion [ Time Frame: Baseline and end of 9-week treatment protocol ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    As assessed by Neff's Self-Compassion Scale
  • Qualitative Measures [ Time Frame: Baseline and end of 9-week treatment protocol ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Qualitative analysis of interviews
  • Change in Emotional Distress [ Time Frame: Baseline and end of 9-week treatment protocol ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    As Assessed by the PROMIS Anger Scale
  • Change in Emotional Distress [ Time Frame: Baseline and end of 9-week treatment protocol ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    As assessed by the PROMIS Social Isolation Scale
  • Change in Overall Health and Well-being [ Time Frame: Baseline and end of 9-week treatment protocol ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    As assessed by PROMIS Global Health Scale
  • Change in Compassion [ Time Frame: Baseline and end of 9-week treatment protocol ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    As assessed by Compassionate Love Scale adapted for close other
  • Change in Compassion [ Time Frame: Baseline and end of 9-week treatment protocol ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    As assessed by Pommier's Compassion for Other's Scale
Same as current
 
Compassion Training and Pain
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The purpose of this study is to determine whether compassion training will improve the physical and psychological well-being of patients with chronic pain. The investigators also want to determine whether any benefit of compassion training in the patients "spreads" to significant others with whom the patient has a close relationship.

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Interventional
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Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Chronic Pain
Behavioral: Compassion Cultivation Training Course
Experimental: Compassion cultivation training
Intervention: Behavioral: Compassion Cultivation Training Course
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
56
May 2013
May 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age 18+ and chronic pain for >6months
  2. Pain over the last month
  3. Ability to read, write, and converse in English
  4. If being treated for pain condition, then stable treatment regimen.

For significant others:

1)18 years of age or older 2)Ability to read, write, and converse in English

Exclusion Criteria:

For patients and significant others:

1)Current or history of a psychological disorder that would interfere with study procedures, at the discretion of the researcher.

For patients only:

  1. prior compassion meditation experience
  2. on going legal action or disability claim
  3. currently pregnant or planning to become pregnant
Both
18 Years and older
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT01776645
25883
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Stanford University
Stanford University
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Stanford University
October 2013

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