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Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) Demonstration Labs

Pain Management and PACT


by Amy Helstrom, PhD
Seminar date: 3/19/2014

Description: This cyberseminar will focus on a the development and implementation of a pain care management program for veterans with chronic pain in primary care. The program was evaluated using a randomized treatment outcome design. One hundred and sixty participants with chronic pain and either depressive or anxiety symptoms were assigned to either usual care or enhanced pain care through a primary care mental health program. Results regarding the feasibility and effect of the intervention on chronic pain and psychological outcomes will be discussed. Target audience includes PACT and primary care mental health providers, including nurses, psychologists, physicians, and physicians assistants.

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