Sleep and Chronic Pain
Now recruiting for a new pilot: A telehealth behavioural sleep programme for individuals with chronic pain
We are looking for participants to take part in our new pilot study of a behavioural sleep programme for adults with chronic pain and co-existing sleep problems.
Our internet-based behavioural programme will be delivered via Zoom. The programme is based on cognitive behavioural therapy and has been developed based on published literature of programmes providing education and skills-based training for people with insomnia and chronic pain. It will not just be based on practices such as sleep hygiene which you may have been advised on before. The programme was designed by the research team guided by published literature. This programme has not been tested before and therefore it will form part of a feasibility study to see whether it improves sleep outcomes in adults with chronic pain. We are looking for individuals who meet the following criteria:
1. An adult aged 25 to 65 years
2.Have a chronic pain condition for longer than 6 months relating to musculoskeletal pain, diagnosed by a healthcare professional
3. Experience sleep problems characterised by difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or early awakenings
4. Have access to a device with a Wi-Fi connection for videoconferencing
5. Be a current resident within England, Scotland or Wales
The programme consists of six sessions which will be conducted on a weekly basis with at least 5 days and no more than 10 days occurring since the previous session date. The programme sessions are expected to take 60 minutes to conduct and will be done separately (1:1) with each participant. In the sessions, the therapist will monitor your health in the previous week, provide the programme and then schedule the next session.
This study has been approved by UCL Institute of Education Ethics Committee. Our study is registered with UCL's data protection policy reference: Z6364106/2022/02/136.
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