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Easing Pelvic Pain Interventions Clinical Research Program (EPPIC)
Protocol: STUDY00005761
Full Title
The UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Division of Behavioral Medicine (DBM) is looking for adult volunteers to participate in the EPPIC (Easing Pelvic Pain Interventions Clinical Research Program). The goal of this National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded study is to determine the effectiveness of different behavioral therapies for controlling urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome (UCPPS), why they work, for whom they are most effective, and durability of treatment gains (or how long they last). This is a non-drug treatment study and volunteers will receive payment for their participation in the study.

EPPIC involves 3 phases:
1) Screening phase to determine study eligibility and randomly assign (like flipping a coin) to one of two treatment groups.
2) Treatment phase involving 4 in-person, one-on-one treatment sessions (usually lasting about 1 hour) and 2 brief telephone sessions. This treatment phase will last approximately 10 weeks with most treatment conducted in the convenience of home.
3) Post treatment follow up appointments to assess durability of treatment gains at 3 months and 6 months; both will last approximately 90 minutes.
Compensation: Yes
Compensation may include cash, checks, gift cards, debit cards, or incentives like gift baskets, technology items, or merchandise.
1) Male or females between the ages of 18-70 years old 2) Experience pelvic pain symptoms for at least 3 months 3) Diagnosis of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) or chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPP) 4) Access to a telephone and computer/smartphone 5) Reliable transportation
Age Group: Adults
Principal Investigator: JEFFREY LACKNER
Patricia O'LEARY
+1 716-898-6254
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