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Used talk therapies (such as CBT) to manage pain

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For sample adults who had pain some days, most days, or every day in the past three months (PAINFREQ3MO), PAINTRCBT reports if the respondent used talk therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to manage their pain over the past three months.

Related Variables 

PAINTRCBT is part of a series of variables reporting various techniques people used to manage their pain. Additional variables reporting on pain management techniques include:

  • PAINTRPT: Physical therapy, rehabilitative therapy, or occupational therapy
  • PAINTRCHIRO: Spinal manipulation or other forms of chiropractic care
  • PAINTRWKSP: A chronic pain self-management program or workshop
  • PAINTRGRP: Chronic pain peer support groups
  • PAINTRMED: Meditation, guided imagery, or other relaxation techniques
  • PAINTROTH: Other methods for pain management


There are no comparability issues.


  • 2019-2020: Sample adults age 18+ who had pain some days, most days, or every day in the past 3 months (PAINFREQ3MO).


  • 2019-2020