The E-TIPS trial will evaluate an evidence-based, telehealth pain self-management intervention compared to standard care (a waitlist) for chronic pain in adults with physical disabilities who are employed. Participants from anywhere in the US will be randomized to either E-TIPS, a cognitive-behavioral pain self-management intervention delivered by telephone, or a waitlist control. Outcomes, including pain interference, will be assessed at baseline, mid-treatment, post-treatment, and 6-month follow up.
This telehealth approach will transcend geographical and transportation barriers to increase the reach of pain self-management interventions, reduce stigma that interferes with seeking care for pain, and has inherent scalability for broad dissemination.
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