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The Maintaining Musculoskeletal Health (MAmMOTH) Study: Protocol for a randomised trial of cognitive behavioural therapy versus usual care for the prevention of chronic widespread pain

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, April 2016
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Title
The Maintaining Musculoskeletal Health (MAmMOTH) Study: Protocol for a randomised trial of cognitive behavioural therapy versus usual care for the prevention of chronic widespread pain
Published in
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, April 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12891-016-1037-4
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Authors

Gary J. Macfarlane, Marcus Beasley, Gordon Prescott, Paul McNamee, Philip Keeley, Majid Artus, John McBeth, Philip Hannaford, Gareth T. Jones, Neil Basu, John Norrie, Karina Lovell

Abstract

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has been shown to improve outcomes for patients with fibromyalgia, and its cardinal feature chronic widespread pain (CWP). Prediction models have now been developed which identify groups who are at high-risk of developing CWP. It would be beneficial to be able to prevent the development of CWP in these people because of the high cost of symptoms and because once established they are difficult to manage. We will test the hypothesis that among patients who are identified as at high-risk, a short course of telephone-delivered CBT (tCBT) reduces the onset of CWP. We will further determine the cost-effectiveness of such a preventative intervention. The study will be a two-arm randomised trial testing a course of tCBT against usual care for prevention of CWP. Eligible participants will be identified from a screening questionnaire sent to patients registered at general practices within three Scottish health boards. Those returning questionnaires indicating they have visited their doctor for regional pain in the last 6 months, and who have two of, sleep problems, maladaptive behaviour response to illness, or high number of somatic symptoms, will be invited to participate. After giving consent, participants will be randomly allocated to either tCBT or usual care. We aim to recruit 473 participants to each treatment arm. Participants in the tCBT group will have an initial assessment with a CBT therapist by telephone, then 6 weekly sessions, and booster sessions 3 and 6 months after treatment start. Those in the usual care group will receive no additional intervention. Follow-up questionnaires measuring the same items as the screening survey questionnaire will be sent 3, 12 and 24 months after start of treatment. The main outcome will be CWP at the 12 month questionnaire. This will be the first trial of an intervention aimed at preventing fibromyalgia or CWP. The results of the study will help to inform future treatments for the prevention of chronic pain, and aetiological models of its development. ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT02668003URL: Please check that the following URLs are working. If not, please provide alternatives: NCT02668003Alternative is: https://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02668003> . Date registered: 28-Jan-2016.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 122 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 22 18%
Researcher 17 14%
Student > Bachelor 14 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 6%
Other 21 17%
Unknown 30 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 27 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 27 22%
Psychology 15 12%
Social Sciences 3 2%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 2%
Other 13 11%
Unknown 34 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 35. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 September 2018.
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#721,083
of 17,709,629 outputs
Outputs from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#119
of 3,322 outputs
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#16,529
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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