MOBILE Relief Study

Mobile & Online-Based Interventions to Lessen Pain

About the Study

Treatments for chronic pain can be costly and time-consuming. We aimed to create a fully self-directed online intervention that is free, easy to use, can be received at home, and is brief to better accommodate peoples’ time and budget. The online treatment is also tailored to people who are having difficulty taking pain medication as prescribed, or who have opioid use disorder; it includes content and resources to help with pain and taking medications safely.

The MOBILE Relief study is led by Beth Darnall, PhD, at the Stanford Pain Relief Innovations Lab at Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA). Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

What does the study involve for participants?

  • Completing a self-paced, online treatment for pain lasting about 90 minutes.
  • Answering 7 online questionnaires
  • 3 brief telephone calls

No in-person visits or communication with your physician are required. You will not need to make any changes to your medications or pain treatments. Compensation will be provided.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible participants will be adults aged 18 years or older who:

  • Have ongoing pain for 6 months or longer (cancer pain excluded),
  • Are taking at least 10 mg of daily prescription opioids for at least 3 months,
  • Are experiencing challenges taking opioid medications as prescribed or have opioid use disorder (OUD).

Find out if you are eligible!

Please complete our screening survey below to see if you are eligible.  If you are eligible following the survey, the research coordinator will call to verify your medication information and give you more information about the study.

You can also visit our study website to learn more information:

If you have additional questions, please contact the research coordinator below:

Paige Palenski

Phone: (650) 642-8303

For questions regarding participant rights, contact