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Back on Track to Healthy Living Study

Back on Track to Healthy Living Study

Chronic pain is a common and costly condition affecting millions of Americans. Different types of treatment such as mindfulness meditation, cognitive therapy, and activation skills have been used to treat chronic pain in the general population with success, but little is known as to how these treatments work. The purpose of this study is to compare how these treatments work and see why these treatments are effective. This study will use videoconferencing, survey, and activity monitoring technologies.

What does the study involve?
– Eight (8) videoconferencing group treatment sessions that last about 90 minutes each, on average 2 per week for approximately 4 weeks;
– Wearing an activity monitor on your wrist daily for approximately 10 weeks;
– Twice daily online surveys (no more than 5 min. each) for approximately 10 weeks; and
– Telephone interviews before, during, and after treatment.

Participation in the study will last approximately 8-9 months, with the majority of procedures to occur in the first 3-4 months. Treatment will take place remotely over Zoom; no in-person visits are required. Compensation for completion of the phone assessments and online surveys, and the return of the activity monitor will be provided.

For more information, see our website: https://sites.uw.edu/botstudy/


Participant Eligibility


You may be eligible to participate if you:
1) Are 18 years of age or older;
2) Experience moderate to severe chronic pain on a regular basis;
3) Are able to read, speak, and understand English; and
4) Have access to the Internet and a device with a webcam and microphone.

Other eligibility criteria apply. Research staff will ask a series of screening questions over the telephone to determine if you are a good fit for this study.

When contacting a study coordinator using the “I AM INTERESTED IN THIS RESEARCH STUDY” button below, please list where you found out about our study AND where your primary pain location is in the comments section.


Please contact a member of our team at:
206-221-7224 or toll-free 1-800-570-5576

Additional Study Details

Full Study Title
Mechanisms of Psychosocial Treatments for Chronic Pain

Study ID: STUDY00003841 / STUDY00006474
Start Date: 02/23/2018
End Date: 12/29/2021

Co-PI: Mark Jensen, Ph.D.
Co-PI: Melissa Day, Ph.D.
Co-I: Dawn Ehde, Ph.D.
Co-I: Janna Friedly, M.D.
Co-I: Marcia Ciol, Ph.D.
Co-I: John Burns, Ph.D.
Co-I: Jeffrey Borckardt, Ph.D.

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Study Site(s)

University of Washington, Ninth and Jefferson Building

908 Jefferson Street
Seattle, Washington 98104


Use the link below to send a message to the study coordinator, or call the number above to speak directly with a study representative.

I am interested in this research study.