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


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 09-003969
    NCT ID: NCT01055665
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 09-003969

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. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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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

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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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