Substance Abuse Treatment

Intervention for Opioid Dependent Primary Care Patients with Chronic Pain

The Quality of Life Matrix: An Intervention for Opioid Dependent PC Patients with Chronic Pain

Primary care opioid prescribing for patients with chronic non-cancer pain has increased over the last 20 years, even with a lack of evidence for effectiveness and concerns about long-term safety. High dose opioid prescribing may be more likely in high deprivation areas and long term use of prescription opioids is associated with dependence, addiction, and opioid-related deaths. Primary care patients with chronic non-cancer pain have responded favorably to low intensity interventions promoting non-medication treatment (Kanzler, Robinson, McGeary, Mintz, Potter, et al., 2018; Kesten, Thomas, Scott, Bache, Hickman, et al., 2020). This presentation introduces participants to a low intensity intervention from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, The Quality of Life Matrix. This approach encourages sustained support of non-medication treatment for patients with chronic pain and continuity among members of the inter-professional team.

Author(s): Patti Robinson Keywords: Evidence-based interventions Interprofes... Continuing Education: NA Objective 1:: Discuss primary care patient interest in... Objective 2:: Promote patient focus on quality of life... Objective 3:: Use The Quality of Life Matrix to talk w... Level of Evidence: Yellow

  • Handout PEG Scale
  • Handout Contextual Interview
  • The Quality of Life- Matrix
  • Handout Example Matrix
  • G1_Robinson_Text.pdf
  • An Intervention for Opioid Dependents
  • G1_Robinson_Video.mp4
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed