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Pitt+Me Chronic Pain and HIV Study


STUDY BASICS

Are you HIV-positive and have had chronic pain for at least 3 months? Are you currently taking opioid medications? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study to help better understand the health of patients with chronic pain. Eligible participants will complete a 30-45 minute phone survey. Compensation is provided.


STUDY PURPOSE

Chronic pain, which is usually defined as pain that lasts for at least three months, affects millions of Americans. Common causes of chronic pain include injury, illness, and nerve damage. Many people with chronic pain use opioid medications to relieve their pain, but for some people these medications can be habit-forming.

The purpose of this study is to help researchers better understand the behavioral, mental, and physical health of people with chronic pain, and to better understand their use of opioids, alcohol, and other substances. Researchers hope their findings will lead to better care for people with chronic pain in the future.


COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?

•    Ages 18 and up
•    HIV-positive
•    English-speaking
•    Have chronic pain that has lasted at least three months
•    Currently taking opioid medications
•    Not receiving cancer treatment or end of life treatment


WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT

Eligible participants will complete a 30-45 minute survey by phone.


IRB:
  STUDY19040423B - Enhancing our Understanding of the Risk Portfolio for Individuals with Chronic Pain and Opioid Misuse


Age Range
AGE:   18 and Up

Duration DURATION:  30-45 minutes

Location LOCATION: 
By phone
Compensation COMPENSATION: 
$25
Phone Number PHONE NUMBER:
1-866-438-8230
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MEET THE RESEARCHER


Valerie Hruschak

Valerie Hruschak, MSW, is a PhD Candidate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Ms. Hruschak’s research interests include evidence based practice in pain management with an emphasis on vulnerable populations including mental health and substance use comorbidities.




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