Results Summary and Professional Abstract
Results of This Project
Enlisting the Brain in the Fight against Pain
A narrative on how psychosocial treatments and patient education may help some patients with chronic pain.
Research Gaps in Chronic Pain
Beverly Thorn and Toya Burton talks about some of the challenges of managing symptoms of those suffering from chronic pain.
Peer review of PCORI-funded research helps make sure the report presents complete, balanced, and useful information about the research. It also confirms that the research has followed PCORI’s Methodology Standards. During peer review, experts who were not members of the research team read a draft report of the research. These experts may include a scientist focused on the research topic, a specialist in research methods, a patient or caregiver, and a healthcare professional. Reviewers do not have conflicts of interest with the study.
The peer reviewers point out where the draft report may need revision. For example, they may suggest ways to improve how the research team analyzed its results or reported its conclusions. Learn more about PCORI’s peer-review process here.
In response to peer review, Thorn made changes including
- Adding more details about how the interventions under study were modified for participants with low literacy
- Providing more information about how stakeholders were involved in modifying intervention content
- Clarifying how the study defined clinically meaningful change on a measure of depression symptoms
- Qualifying the results of subgroup analyses by stressing that these results were exploratory and would need future replication
- Describing exploratory sensitivity analyses of the outcomes only for participants who completed an at least six sessions of the interventions, and comparing those results to their main results
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