New Study: Mind Training to Overcome Chronic Pain

The MSRRTC's Dawn Ehde, PhD is conducting a study on mindfulness as a way to overcome pain for people living with MS. Mindfulness is a different type of treatment that includes education about chronic pain, and learning skills on how to change how a person thinks about his/her pain. The purpose of this study is to see if these different treatments can help decrease pain in people with MS, and how and why these treatments are effective. 
 
You may be eligible to participate if you are:
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Diagnosis of MS
  • Experience moderate to severe chronic pain on a regular basis
  • Able to read, speak, and understand English
This study is over 1 to 2 months and involves:
  • 8 in-person, group treatment sessions (2 per week) that last approximately 2 hours.
  • Two in-person assessments before and after treatment that take about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Daily website based assessments for one week before treatment and daily during treatment. 
 
The study is described in more detail in a study flyer. If you're interested, please contact the research team: 1-800-570-5576 or email

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Studies Seeking Volunteers:

Currently there are no MSRRTC studies seeking volunteers.

Please check the Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine's website for other studies on Multiple Sclerosis.