A Study of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Self-Effectivenss, and Depression in People with Chronic Pain


About this study

The purpose of this study is to explore the role of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment for depression, on self-effectiveness (feeling empowered to accomplish a given task) and depression in persons with chronic pain and depression. Past research has shown that persons with chronic pain show improvement in self-efficacy and depression scores when they are using CBT. The Pain rehabilitation Center (PRC) at Mayo Clinic is adding CBT focused groups to better understand the role of CBT on self-efficacy and depression in persons with chronic pain and depression.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Age 18 years and over
  • Has chronic pain
  • Score of 27 or higher on CES-D scale

Exclusion Criteria

  • Age 17 years or younger
  • No chronic pain
  • Cognitively unable to participate in programming

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Virginia Nash, APRN, CNS, D.N.P., M.S.N.

Closed for enrollment

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