Opioid Taper in Chronic Pain

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Study Overview

Are you and your physician planning to taper your opioid dose? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a paid research study looking to evaluate how the perception of pain changes as opioid medication is tapered. 

To learn more about this study contact research coordinator Lizette at 215-615-0512 or complete the form below to be contacted within 24 hours. 

Study Description

Participation in this study will last approximately 12 months. Study visits will consist of:
  •  one 45-60 min. baseline visit,
  • 30-minute bi-weekly study visits during dose taper,
  • and then 30-minute monthly study visits until the end of the study.
Study participation involves completion of study questionnaires, urine sample collection, and completing 2, well-used, standard and safe pain tests to assess and measure pain threshold and tolerance.

  • Have a chronic pain condition for at least 1 year
  • Have been on opioid medication for at least 6 months
Qualified participants will receive $50 for each study visit that is completed.

Additional Information:

Please contact Research Coordinator Lizette (215-615-0512) for more information.

  • Study Identifier: 831447

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