A Study to Implement a Patient-Centered Pain Plan and Standardized Preoperative Pain Education for Patients Undergoing Lumbar Procedures


  • 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
    • Mankato, Minnesota: 18-011983
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 18-011983

About this study

The purpose of this study is to develop a patient-centered pain plan and standardized preoperative pain education for patients undergoing lumbar procedures to increase postoperative pain control and patient satisfaction.

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: 

  • Elective lumbar procedures to include one-level discectomy or laminectomy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Multi-level lumbar discectomy, laminectomy, or fusions. 
  • Emergency or trauma cases excluded. 
  • Children and pregnant women excluded.


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Mankato, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Jennifer Grean, APRN, C.N.P.

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Contact information:

Jennifer Grean APRN, C.N.P.



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