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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Targeting Barriers to Pain Self-Management in Women Veterans: Refinement and Feasibility of a Novel Peer Support Intervention (Project CONNECT)
Principal Investigator:

Mary Driscoll

Location: West Haven, CT
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: May 2020 - April 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $154,342
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background. Women are the fastest-growing segment of Veterans Healthcare Administration (VA) utilizers. Although men and women Veterans both report high rates of chronic pain, rates are higher in women. Addressing their unique needs is a priority. VA has placed renewed emphasis on promoting self-management for pain. Despite having a widely supported program for doing so, cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic pain (CBT-CP), several barriers to accessing this care and engaging optimally with it...

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