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Employment-Related Telehealth Intervention for Pain Study (E-TIPS)

Employment-Related Telehealth Intervention for Pain Study (E-TIPS)

The E-TIPS trial will evaluate an evidence-based, telehealth pain self-management intervention compared to standard care (a waitlist) for chronic pain in adults with physical disabilities who are employed. Participants from anywhere in the US will be randomized to either E-TIPS, a cognitive-behavioral pain self-management intervention delivered by telephone, or a waitlist control. Outcomes, including pain interference, will be assessed at baseline, mid-treatment, post-treatment, and 6-month follow up.

All study procedures take place remotely, with all assessments obtained via telephone or online surveys.

Participant Eligibility

We are looking for employed individuals with chronic pain defined as daily pain of 3 months or greater duration and an average pain intensity of 3 or greater on a 0-10 scale in the past week. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and have a self-reported diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, amputation/limb loss, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury. Participants must read and speak English and have access to a telephone through which they can communicate with or without assistant devices.


Carolyn Green
(206) 616-9801

Additional Study Details

Full Study Title
Efficacy of a Telehealth Pain Self-Management Intervention in Employed Adults with Physical Disability: A Randomized Controlled Trial (E-TIPS)

Study ID: STUDY00005686
Start Date: 01/06/2020
End Date: 09/18/2020

Dawn Ehde, PhD

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Study Site(s)

University of Washington

908 Jefferson St. Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Seattle, Washington 98104

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 E Erie St
Chicago Illinois 60611


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

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