Chronic Musculoskeletal Disorders
You are invited to participate in an exploratory survey study if you are a person with one of the following chronic musculoskeletal disorders: chronic low back pain, chronic neck pain, chronic shoulder pain, osteoarthritis, chronic temporomandibular disorder, or fibromyalgia.
Conducted by: This research project is conducted by Prof. Dr. Annick Timmermans and Dr. Jonas Verbrugghe at the Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, Hasselt University.
Its purpose is to get insight on the impact of the intensity of the physical activity level on pain and disability in persons with chronic musculoskeletal disorders.
Second, the underlying facilitators and barriers to perform physical activity (at different intensities) during daily living will be evaluated.
Third, the impact of the intensity of the physical activity level on the motivation to perform a rehabilitation program will be evaluated.
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New Non-Opioid Treatment for Chronic Pain
Conducted By: NIH and FDA
Location: Multiple Sites Around the U.S. (Visit Link for more information).
A unique new program to bring new non-opioid treatments to chronic pain patients. This is an Early Phase Pain Investigation Clinical Network (EPPIC-Net) Study.
More Information: https://heal.nih.gov/research/clinical-research/eppic-net
Study Option 1: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT05025787
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of two doses of CNTX-6970 for the treatment of pain related to OA of the knee compared to placebo. CNTX-6970 is being developed as a new treatment for chronic pain, including painful osteoarthritis of the knee.
Study Option 2: https://skoapstudy.org/
The SKOAP Study is a Sequenced strategy for improving outcomes in people with Knee OsteoArthritis Pain (SKOAP). It is a national study, funded by the Helping to End Addiction Long-term® Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative®.
SKOAP compares non-opioid pain treatments with the goal of reducing KOA pain and improving function to find out what treatments work best for which patients.
Talk NERDY to Me
Conducted By: Alliance for Aging Research
Location: Online Survey
For the past four years, and with support from PCORI, the Alliance has led the Talk NERDY to Me program to empower older adults and their family caregivers to collaborate with physicians and researchers on patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) related to Alzheimer’s disease, heart valve disease, atrial fibrillation, chronic pain and/or disability, and age-related macular degeneration. To achieve this goal, the Alliance offers a two-week online workshop and mentoring program.
Talk NERDY to Me is currently seeking patients and family caregivers to participate in the 2021 training. Beginning in early December, participants will meet virtually between December 6-17, 2021, three times a week, for two weeks from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Eastern Time, to learn from researchers in the field and each other. More details on the training, including the session schedule, is available online, and I also attached the info sheet. Participants successfully completing the workshop will receive a stipend of $1,500 and a Certificate of Completion for participating in the training.