Study Name: Adaptability and Resilience in Aging Adults (ARIAA)-2


Purpose of the study

This project examines the effect of a 7-week resilience-based intervention on pain and functioning in older adults with low back pain.

Who is eligible?

  • People who are 60 years of age and older
  • Have low back pain on most days
  • People who are able to attend a weekly intervention group program for 8 weeks (1.5-hr sessions)

What will happen if I participate?

We will ask you about your recent health experiences and obtain a list of your current medications. If you decide to participate, you will be assigned to a 7-session group-based pain management intervention focused on increasing resilience. This program will build skills that center on enhancing positive emotions, setting goals, focusing on values, and boosting self-confidence in managing pain. Each session will occur weekly in a group of 6 to 8 people and someone with training in pain management would lead the group.

Contact Information

To find out more contact Dr. Emily Bartley’s Lab at 352-273-8798.

Research Team

Principal Investigator: Emily Bartley, PhD
Study Coordinator: Paige Lysne