Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Seeking Teens with Fibromyalgia for Clinical Trial

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Seeking Teens with Fibromyalgia for Clinical Trial
Cincinnati Children's Hospital is looking for teenagers with fibromyalgia to participate in a clinical trial (NCT03268421) that aims to determine which of two group-based training programs is more effective at helping young people manage their symptoms. Participants must be ages 12 to 18, and must have a prior diagnosis of juvenile-onset fibromyalgia (JFM). They must also exhibit moderate to severe pain and have difficulty conducting normal, everyday activities such as sports or attending school. The two training programs being studied are the Fibromyalgia Integrative Training Program for Teens (FIT Teens) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). FIT Teens is designed to improve physical fitness and coping skills, and reduce pain symptoms. CBT will focus on improving psychological coping skills designed to improve functioning and coping without a physical exercise component. The study will last about 22 weeks, and teens must attend three assessment sessions and 16 group treatment sessions. The treatment sessions will take place twice a week for a total of eight weeks. Parents will be asked to attend some of the sessions with their child. The assessment sessions, which will last about two hours each, will include answering brief questionnaires, wearing an activity monitor,
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