A Study to Evaluate Pain Catastrophizing and Coping in Colorectal Surgery Patients


About this study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of preoperative implementation of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on patient pain perception and opioid use in patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery. Implementing pre-operative CBT will decrease patient’s pain perception, improve patient’s post-operative recovery satisfaction, and reduce use of opioid medications.

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:

  • Adult patients (18 years old and older).
  • Candidates for elective colorectal surgery at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, and who have planned inpatient admission.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are expected to have a multi-organ resection for cancer.
  • Patients who have an established diagnosis of cognitive disorders including dementia.
  • Unable to communicate in English.
  • From a vulnerable population.

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

Dorin Colibaseanu, M.D.

Closed-enrolling by invitation

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Not open to everyone who meets the eligibility criteria, but only those invited to participate by the study team.

Contact information:

Mauricia Buchanan R.N.


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