Summary

Eligibility
for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
Location
at La Jolla, California
Dates
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by Laura Case
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Laura Case

Description

Summary

The purpose of the study is to test whether the use of weighted blankets can change the experience of chronic pain and to examine if social, psychological, or health factors influence the perception of the blanket. Multiple blanket weights will be tested.

Keywords

Chronic Pain Chronic Pain Syndrome weighted blanket

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  1. 18 years or older
  2. Fluent in English
  3. Diagnosis of chronic pain (self-report; those already indicating this diagnosis on researchmatch.org)
  4. Willing to sleep with a weighted blanket and fitness watch for 1 week
  5. Able to safely lift up to 15lb
  6. Willing and able to use their personal smartphone for fitness tracker app and EMA app to submit ratings using personal data plan

You CAN'T join if...

  1. Pregnancy
  2. Major medical conditions such as kidney, liver, cardiovascular (hypertension, preexisting cardiac arrhythmia), autonomic, pulmonary, or neurological problems (e.g., seizure disorder)
  3. Current or previous use of a weighted blanket
  4. Claustrophobia

Location

  • UC San Diego
    La Jolla California 92093 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSD

  • Laura Case
    Assistant Adjunct Professor, Anesthesiology. Authored (or co-authored) 19 research publications.

Details

Status
accepting new patients by invitation only
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, San Diego
ID
NCT04447885
Study Type
Interventional
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