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Clinicaltrials.gov identifier NCT03924687
Recruitment Status Completed
First Posted April 23, 2019
Last update posted April 23, 2019
Chronic pain has a significant impact on the physical and psychological functioning of those living with this condition. It is now recognized that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an effective intervention in managing chronic pain; however, several barriers limit its accessibility. The current study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of an eight-week bibliotherapy-type self-administered psychological intervention with minimal therapeutic contact, based on ACT, in the management of chronic pain. This study is a randomized controlled trial with two groups (one experimental group and one wait-list control group). Participants will be randomly assigned to each condition and measures will be taken at pretest, posttest and three months following the intervention.
The purpose of this randomized controlled trial was to assess the effectiveness of an eight-week self-administered intervention program (bibliotherapy) based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with minimal therapeutic support in the management of chronic pain. This study was based on the following hypotheses. In comparison to the control group, from pre to post, the self-help program will: 1. significantly reduce pain-related disability (primary variable); 2. improve depressive symptoms related to CP (secondary variable); 3. increase the level of pain acceptance; 4. reduce psychological inflexibility linked to painful symptoms (process variables). It was also expected that: 5. the improvements would be maintained at three-month follow-up; 6. participants would have an overall impression of a positive change following the intervention.
|Experimental: ACT group
ACT group: participants receiving the 8-week bibliotherapy intervention based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Behavioral: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) bibliotherapy for chronic pain
The intervention consisted of the book "Libérez-vous de la douleur par la méditation et l'ACT" (Dionne, 2014) and a participant workbook, along with two phone calls of approximately 15 minutes each and weekly e-mails presenting the week's content. Participants also had access to audio meditation exercises on the book's website (http://liberezvousdeladouleur.com/meditations/).
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- being 18 years of age or older
- having suffered from daily pain for more than three months
- having reading and writing abilities in French equivalent or superior to grade 8
- having access to Internet at home and having a valid e-mail address
- not having previously completed an ACT-type psychotherapy, not having practiced
mindfulness meditation regularly and not having read a bibliotherapy on ACT for pain
- having stable medication for at least one month, if applicable.
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
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Boulanger, A., Charbonneau, C., Choinière, M., Laliberté, J., & St-Hilaire, F. (2015). Renforcer les services de première ligne, développer les connaissances et les compétences des patients et des professionnels de la santé afin de mieux prévenir et traiter la douleur chronique.
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