Jacksonville, Florida 32224

  • Chronic Female Pelvic Pain Syndrome (Disorder)


The purpose of this research is to determine if mind and body counseling and training improves quality of life in women undergoing treatment for chronic pelvic pain.

Study summary:

Patients with chronic illnesses are expected to self-manage much of their treatment. Barriers include limited time during appointments, consultations with multiple different providers, technical communication style, health literacy issues, and a sense of feeling overwhelmed. Patients with chronic pain syndromes experience symptoms which can negatively impact their quality of life by interfering with ability to sleep, work, and function in their social roles. One proposed mechanism in chronic pain management is mindfulness. Mindfulness is the intentional and non-judgmental conscious awareness of the present moment, or "paying attention on purpose" with the goal of physical and psychological health improvement. Participants are taught autonomy, increasing self-regulation, and focusing awareness on a particular goal or activity. The investigators hypothesize that a mind-body counselor will improve patient engagement and promote adherence to pain coping treatments. If the initial findings from this project support the use of Integrative Medicine services in women with chronic pelvic pain, the investigators hope to expand this study to a larger, randomized controlled trial that is adequately powered to determine significant difference among participants in the control and study groups.


Inclusion Criteria: - Clinical diagnosis of chronic pelvic pain. - Must speak English. - Must be ages 18 through 89. - Must be willing and able to provide informed consent for participation. - Must have access to the Patient Online Services portal to complete the questionnaires. Exclusion Criteria: - Diagnoses of primarily non-gynecologic pain, acute pelvic pain, and active abdominal or pelvic malignancy.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Aakriti R Carrubba, MD
Mayo Clinic

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Location Contact:

Jacksonville, Florida 32224
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: June 17, 2021

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