Chronic Pain Skills Study with Clinical Hypnosis
The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine (OCIM) at Vanderbilt is a multidisciplinary outpatient clinic treating patients with chronic pain and complex health issues via integrative services, with goals of improving overall health and well-being of those served. At OCIM, clinical hypnosis has been historically provided on an individual basis (by the PI, Lindsey McKernan, Ph.D). Due to its impact and increased patient demand for this service, the PI will be conducting group hypnosis services in addition to individual services to expand the reach of this program.
This as a tremendous opportunity to participate in clinical research to contribute to the evidence base for this form of service by examining patient-reported outcomes associated with participating in the treatment. For this project, OCIM seeks to assess the impact of a manualized group treatment protocol utilizing clinical hypnosis as a treatment for chronic pain. They will be evaluating patient-reported outcomes to assess the:
- Feasibility of conducting hypnosis in this setting;
- Impact of group hypnosis on pain; and
- How patients’ responsiveness to hypnosis impacts treatment outcome.
Interested in volunteering for this clinical trial?
Please contact the study’s Principle
Investigator: Lindsey C McKernan, Ph.D.
Alternative contact: Michelle Johnson