An mHealth Pain Coping Skills Training Intervention for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Patients: Development and Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

An mHealth Pain Coping Skills Training Intervention for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Patients: Development and Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

A group of 36 participants who had undergone HCT and reported pain following transplant provided feedback on the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of a web-based mobile pain coping skills training. A key component of the intervention was a website that provided personalized messages based on daily assessments of pain and activity. The website also provided intervention materials (ie, electronic handouts, short videos, and audio files). The intervention content included pain coping advice from other transplant patients and instructions on how to apply pain coping skills while engaging in meaningful and leisure activities. Results of the study show that those who participated in using the mobile tool demonstrated significant improvements in pre-to-post treatment pain and self-efficacy, whereas the control group did not report improvements. There were no significant changes in pain severity in either group.

Somers TJ, Kelleher SA, Dorfman CS, Shelby RA, Fisher HM, Rowe Nichols K, Sullivan KM, Chao NJ, Samsa GP, Abernethy AP, Keefe FJ. An mHealth Pain Coping Skills Training Intervention for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Patients: Development and Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2018;6(3):e66

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