Pain Diary Applications


STUDY BASICS

Are you a UPMC Pain Medicine patient with chronic pain that has lasted more than 6 months? If so, you may be eligible to complete a 5 minute online survey to help researchers gather feedback about the usefulness of smartphone apps designed to help manage chronic pain. Participants will be entered into a random drawing for a gift card.


STUDY PURPOSE

Millions of people struggle with chronic pain, which is often defined as any type of pain that lasts longer than a few months. While there are many smartphone applications (“apps”) available to help people manage chronic pain, there is little information about how helpful these apps are for patients.

The purpose of this study is to gather feedback from people with chronic pain about the usefulness of smartphone apps designed to help manage chronic pain. Researchers hope their findings will lead to better ways to manage chronic pain in the future.


COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?

•    UPMC Pain Medicine patient
•    Have had chronic pain for more than 6 months


WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT

Participation involves completing a brief online questionnaire (5 minutes). Your answers will remain anonymous.


IRB:
  PRO17080712 - Perceived Utility of Web-Based Mobile Pain Applications for Chronic Pain Patients

Age Range
AGE:   18 and Up

Duration DURATION:  About 5 minutes

Location LOCATION: 
Online only

Compensation COMPENSATION: 
Ten participants will be chosen at random to receive a $50 online Amazon gift card
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MEET THE RESEARCHERS


Rishi Arora

Rishi Arora, BSPS, is a 3rd year professional student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. A graduate of The Ohio State University, Mr. Arora’s research interests include symptomatic chronic pain management and innovative practices to help improve patient outcomes, while lessening pill burden.




Jennifer Pruskowski

Jennifer A. Pruskowski, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, CPE, is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh. A graduate of Wilkes University, Dr. Pruskowski’s research interests include the association between polypharmacy, symptom burden, and quality of life in patients with advanced, life-limiting illness in the palliative care setting.





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