Mindfulness for Chronic Pelvic Pain in Active Duty Women

MOCHI: An RCT of Mindfulness as Treatment for Chronic Pelvic Pain in AD Women

Subject Population: Active duty (AD) women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) have different demands and stressors placed on them compared with their civilian counterparts. Due to a decrease in functionality from pain, not addressing these women's untreated CPP could be detrimental in readiness missions. With limited studies on AD women with CPP or sufficient treatments available, this study seeks to compare the effects on pain, depression, and inflammation in the mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) group with a self-paced Healthy Lifestyle (HL) education control. Research Design: This randomized controlled trial will compare depression, pain, and biomarkers known for inflammation and pain in AD women with CPP pre-post an 8-week MBSR online intervention (n=75) with a self-directed Healthy Lifestyle control (n=75). Instruments: All participants will complete a demographic worksheet, Five Facets of Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFQ), a brief pain inventory (BPI), and a Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) pre-post intervention (MBSR or HL). Procedure: Participants will have 8-weeks of online training with voice-over slides in RedCap. The primary investigator will contact participants weekly for both groups and review diaries to help monitor fidelity and guide progress. Blood will be drawn for biomarkers for inflammation and pain and questionnaires will be completed pre-post intervention.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - Mindfulness based stress reduction

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Behavioral - Healthy Lifestyle

Diet and Exercise

MOCHI: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Mindfulness as a Treatment for Chronic Pelvic Pain in Active Duty Women