Name of study (full): MAintaining MusculOskeleTal Health
Disease area: Chronic widespread pain (CWP), fibromyalgia
Study duration: 01 March 2015 - 31 March 2020
Funder: Versus Arthritis
The MAmMOTH study aims to investigate the success of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), delivered via telephone sessions, in preventing the development of chronic widespread pain (CWP) and to assess its cost effectiveness.
CWP is a common experience for patients with fibromyalgia, with pain presenting in muscles, joints and ligaments. However, it is important to manage these symptoms as early as possible as the longer pain lasts, the less likely it will be successfully treated.
This study expands on previous group research showing the improvement in symptoms brought about by telephone-delivered CBT sessions with the implementation of a full scale randomised trial of the therapy.