Behavioral and Cognitive Predictors of Persistent Pain and Opioid Misuse in Chronic Pain

ID#: NCT06288282

Age: 18 years - 66+

Gender: All

Healthy Subjects: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Recruitment Status: Recruiting

Start Date: December 20, 2023

End Date: December 20, 2024

Contact Information:
Chinwe Nwaneshiudu, MD PhD
212 241 4203

Chronic lower back pain (CLBP) affects approximately 20% of the global population. The study objective is to determine if impulsivity, inhibitory control, drug choice, and/or cognitive distortions predict opioid misuse and disability in patients with chronic pain. This is a prospective consented cross-sectional study characterizing behavioral and cognitive phenotypes using both patient-reported survey measures and cognitive testing. Outcome measures include correlations between impulsivity measures, opioid drug choice responses and cognitive distortion scores, and risk for opioid misuse (Primary outcomes: COMM scores, SOAPPR scores). Secondary outcomes is BPI measurement. A Certificate of Confidentiality will provide additional protections for participants.


Inclusion Criteria:

- With diagnoses related to chronic lower back pain

- Age above 18yrs

- Non pregnant

Exclusion Criteria:

- Cancer pain