Wednesday, September 21st
4:30pm-6:00pm EDT


Topical Workshop


Evidence - clinical trials - systematic review - guidelines - implementation science | Evidence, clinical trials, systematic review, guidelines and implementation science


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Improving the Wellbeing of Opioid Treated Chronic Pain (I-WOTCH): Results of a UK Randomised Controlled Trial

The I-WOTCH study (a pragmatic multi-centre randomised controlled trial, N=608), set out to test the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a multicomponent intervention to reduce opioid use. Participants were people living with chronic non-malignant pain. We targeted withdrawal of strong opioids. Two primary outcomes at 12 month follow up are Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Pain Interference Short Form (8A)) and opioid use. Secondary outcomes include quality of life (measured by the EQ-5D). In depth process evaluation and qualitative interviews were completed. The main trial analyses are complete and being written up for publication. This will be the first presentation of these important findings.


Professor Harbinder Sandhu

Professor of Health Psychology
Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK