A Study to Evaluate Prevalence of Hypogonadism in Patients with Chronic Pain


About this study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the hormonal profile related to opioid-induced hypogonadism (OIH) in chronic pain patients before and after completing 3 weeks Interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation Program (IPRP) at Pain Rehabilitation Center (PRC) at Mayo Clinic/Florida.

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

  1. Adults females and males older than 18 years-old
  2. Patients under opioid medication or other pain-relievers for at least 3 months
  3. Patients who successfully complete the 3-weeks IPR program
  4. Patients who successfully withdrawal any type of opioid-based treatment
  5. Patients who signed informed consent


Exclusion criteria

  1. Subjects who do not complete the IPRP
  2. Subjects under any type of hormone replacement therapy
  3. Prior diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency, hypogonadism or sexual hormones dysregulation
  4. Immunocompromised patients
  5. Patients with current pregnancy
  6. Patients with current hormonal therapy/ replacement
  7. Subjects who have undergone surgical intervention in the past 30 days
  8. Subject has history of cancer requiring active treatment in the last 6 months prior to baseline

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 Contact

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Scott Palmer, M.D.

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Contact information:

Erica Cook Ph.D.



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