Year: 2015

Client Engagement When Using Self-Administered, Online Assessment Tools

When providing behavioral health services, it is known that the quality of the working relationship, the treatment alliance, or the engagement with our clients or patients is a major factor in positive outcomes.  Simply put, if we do not engage effectively, they will likely not do as well in treatment or follow through with recommendations… Read more »

Medication Safety Resources for Your Patients

For those providers prescribing opioids and other pain management medications, PainACTION.com has made available 14 medication safety handouts you can print and share with your patients.  These ACTIONSteps are concise, single-sheet handouts to help you teach your patients about managing their medications safely.  Designed to be handed to patients when you write a prescription, the… Read more »

A Systematic Approach to the Treatment of Chronic Pain

An Excerpt from PainEDU Many clinicians may have reluctance to prescribe opioids for patients in pain outside of the most controlled of situations (i.e., when the patient is a hospital inpatient). Clinicians have fear of regulatory scrutiny and investigation if they prescribe these medications on a regular basis. Experts in the field of pain management… Read more »

Same Opioid, Same Patient Type, Same Response?

An article by Kevin L. Zacharoff, MD Dr. Zacharoff is a licensed, board-certified anesthesiologist with more than 25 years of clinical experience in anesthesiology and pain medicine, and has served as a consultant in the pain management field for 10 years. As Inflexxion’s Vice President of Medical Affairs, he has guided the development of a… Read more »

Patterns of abuse of hydrocodone combination products: Results from an Internet survey of recreational drug users

Theresa A. Cassidy, MPH, Natasha K. Oyedele, MPH, Jared Beaumont, MPH, Stephen F. Butler, PhD Presented at PAINWeek 2015 See our poster for “Patterns of abuse of hydrocodone combination products: Results from an Internet survey of recreational drug users” here Summary: Researchers conducted this study to examine the progression of hydrocodone combination products (HCP) abuse, routes of administration, and… Read more »

September is Pain Awareness Month

September is Pain Awareness Month. This busy month is marked by a variety of different initiatives and activities, all with the goal of promoting education, advocacy and awareness about chronic pain in order to break down the barriers to effective pain management. Under-treatment of pain is a significant public health issue with far-reaching impact. With… Read more »

A Randomized Control Trial Of An Online Self-Management Program for Adults with Arthritis Pain

Authors: Trudeau, K. J.; Pujol, L. A.; DasMahapatra, P.; Wall, R.; Black, R. A.; Zacharoff, K Journal of Behavioral Medicine, June 2015, Volume 38, Issue 3, pp 483–496 Abstract The objective of this RCT was to assess the efficacy of an online pain self-management program with adults who had a self-reported doctor diagnosis of arthritis pain (N = 228). Participants were recruited… Read more »

Scientific Presentation Demonstrates the Benefits of an Electronic Pain and Opioid Risk Assessment

Scientific Presentation Demonstrates the Benefits of an Electronic Pain and Opioid Risk Assessment in Documentation of Opioid Risk Stratification and Treatment Planning The scientific poster was presented by the Pain Management Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Inflexxion, Inc. at the American Pain Society’s 34th Annual Scientific Meeting May 15, 2015 – Palm Springs, CA… Read more »

Mediators and Moderators of Chronic Pain Outcomes in an Online Self-Management Program

Authors: DasMahapatra, Pronabesh1; Chiauzzi, Emil1; Pujol, Lynette M.2; Los, Cristina1; Trudeau, Kimberlee J.1 The Clinical Journal of Pain, Volume 31, Number 5, 1 May 2015, pp. 404-413(10) Abstract Objectives: Little is known about the moderators and mediators of change in online pain interventions based on cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT). We hypothesized that the effects of painACTION.com, an online pain self-management program, on pain-related… Read more »

Inflexxion Study Finds the Association between Abuse of Prescription Opioids and Prescribed Availability is not Proportional

Inflexxion Study Finds the Association between Abuse of Prescription Opioids and Prescribed Availability is not Proportional Inflexxion’s NAVIPPRO data indicate a curvilinear, rather than linear, relationship between abuse and product availability April 16, 2015 – Newton, MA – Inflexxion, a company that develops behavioral change programs that reduce health-related risks, improve clinical outcomes, positively influence quality… Read more »