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Pain Management

The medical management of chronic (long-term) or acute (short-term) pain is an important priority for VA, as some 77% of Veterans report pain control as among their top three priorities in primary care.* Important issues being studied include whether computer-aided screening will increase pain diagnosis, and what techniques will best support Veterans in self-managing their pain.

* Mitchinson AR, Kerr EA, Krein SL. "Management of chronic noncancer pain by VA primary care providers: when is pain control a priority?' Am J Manag Care. 2008 Feb;14(2):77-84.

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Citations

(5 of more than 1662 PAIN focused publications)



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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 93 PAIN focused publication briefs)


  • Giving Veterans an Active Voice in Creating a Veteran-Centered Chronic Pain Research Agenda
    Veterans Action League (VAL) 2.0 was a two-year community engagement project (2019–2021) that sought to develop a national Veteran-centered chronic pain research agenda that includes Veteran-generated recommendations for chronic pain management and chronic pain research priorities. Findings showed that Veterans’ most frequently cited need for chronic pain management and treatment was better access...
    Date: March 23, 2023
  • Black Veterans with Chronic Pain Express Dissatisfaction with VA Telehealth Options during Pandemic
    This study sought to understand how Black Veterans with chronic pain experienced pandemic-related changes in VA healthcare delivery. Investigators conducted qualitative interviews with Black Veterans who had completed a randomized controlled trial of an intervention focused on communication and patient activation for Black patients with chronic pain. Findings showed that Veterans described mostly ...
    Date: November 14, 2022
  • AI-Guided Pain Care Might Work as Well as Phone Therapy
    Investigators in this study developed a cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic pain (CBT-CP) intervention using artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically adjust the modality of weekly therapist interactions based on patient feedback reported daily via interactive voice response (IVR). This trial evaluated this intervention (AI-CBT-CP) relative to therapist-delivered telephone CBT-CP. Finding...
    Date: September 1, 2022
  • Low-Value Service Use Common and Costly among Veterans Enrolled in VA Healthcare
    This study sought to quantify Veterans’ overall use and cost of low-value services, including VA-delivered care and VA-purchased community care. Findings showed that low-value service use is common and costly across a variety of VA services. In this study cohort, 19.6 low-value services per 100 Veterans were delivered by VA facilities or VA Community Care programs in fiscal year 2018, which involv...
    Date: July 5, 2022
  • PTSD-Multimorbidity in Recently Discharged Veterans Predicts Poor Social Functioning, Increasing Risk for Suicidal Ideation
    A growing body of literature suggests that problems experienced by Veterans during their transition from military to civilian life confer significant risk for suicidal ideation (SI). One of these problems is PTSD, which, along with chronic pain and sleep disturbance, can increase risk for SI. Findings from this study showed that at approximately 15 months post-separation, almost 91% of Veterans wi...
    Date: June 2, 2022

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Studies

( 5 of more than 99 PAIN focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 22-062 The Impact of a Transitional Pain Service on Reducing Chronic Opioid Use Among Veterans Using Community Care for Orthopedic Surgery Brooke, Benjamin 2024-02-01
IIR 21-207 Evaluating Group-Based Psychological Treatments over Home Video Teleconference for Older Veterans with Chronic Pain Yarns, Brandon 2023-10-01
CDA 21-015 Addressing Disparities In Pain Management Javier, Sarah 2023-08-01
PPO 22-051 Addressing Disparities in Pain Management among Veterans: A Decision Tool to Support Preference-Based Safe Prescribing and Treatment Decisions in Primary Care Schapira, Marilyn 2023-07-01
SDR 21-012 Options for Pain Management using Nonpharmacological Strategies (OPTIONS) Matthias, Marianne 2022-11-01

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Pain" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
4/2/2024 Disability Claims as a Pathway to Pain Treatment in Veterans: Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment for Pain Management (SBIRT-PM) Martino, Steve  
Rosen, Marc  
3/5/2024 Ethical Responsibilities of a Military to the Social Determinants of Health of its Service Members Smith, Hunter  
1/9/2024 Reaching Rural Veterans: Applying Mind-Body Skills for Pain Using a Whole Health Telehealth Intervention (RAMP). Protocol for a Hybrid 2 Effectiveness-Implementation Trial Evans, Roni  
Hadlandsmyth, Katherine  
Burgess, Diana  
12/13/2023 Randomized Controlled Trial Results of a Remotely Delivered Complementary-Partnered Intervention to Improve Veteran Pain, PTSD related, and Relationship Outcomes Haun, Jolie  
12/6/2023 Precision Medicine Approach to Reduce Suicide Attempts for Transitioning Veterans: The Veteran Sponsorship Initiative+ Geraci, Joseph  

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Videos


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Podcasts


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