Stanza Discussion Guide

As you explore treatment options for fibromyalgia, you may wish to discuss Stanza with your primary care provider. A prescription is required to help ensure that you are using Stanza under the supervision of a licensed medical professional.

This Discussion Guide contains information to help you discuss Stanza as a treatment option.

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What is Stanza?

Stanza provides Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It is intended to improve the psychological symptoms associated with fibromyalgia, including anxiety, depression, and sleeplessness, in adult patients.

What are ACT and CBT?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), is being used more and more for treating chronic pain conditions. ACT and CBT are recommended by the American Psychological Association as evidence-based treatments for chronic pain, including fibromyalgia.

ACT teaches acceptance and mindfulness strategies for uncontrollable symptoms, together with commitment and behavior change strategies to prevent symptom flares, increase quality of life, and improve physical and emotional functioning. ACT guides people to change their expectations from the elimination of pain to managing and living as well as possible with their pain.

CBT helps people become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so they can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them more effectively. CBT helps people learn how to better manage stressful life situations. CBT often includes learning and practicing techniques such as relaxation, coping, resilience, stress management, and assertiveness.

How should Stanza be used?

Stanza is intended to be used five to seven days per week, for approximately 15 to 20 minutes a day, for a period of 12 weeks. After 12 weeks, Stanza can be used as needed.

How effective is Stanza for fibromyalgia?

Stanza’s efficacy and safety is being evaluated in multiple clinical studies. Stanza’s potential benefits include:

  • Improvement in psychological symptoms associated with fibromyalgia, such as decreased depression and reduced anxiety
  • Decreased sleep interference and improvement in sleep quality
  • Increased in a sense of well-being and quality of life

Measurable improvements, with evidence

73%

of patients saw improvement in well-being after using Stanza (vs. 22% in control).

Data presented from a prospective, randomized controlled clinical trial.¹

74%

of patients reported better sleep quality.

Reduction of weekly sleep interference was reported at week 12 of Stanza use. Data based on analysis of 54 participants in a single-arm, prospective clinical trial.² Data on file.

76%

of patients no longer affected by clinical depression.

Based on analysis of 37 participants with baseline clinical grade depression in a single-arm, prospective clinical trial.² Data on file.

60%

of patients no longer affected by clinical anxiety.

Based on analysis of 44 participants with baseline clinical grade anxiety in a single-arm, prospective clinical trial.² Data on file.

88%

of patients reported satisfaction with Stanza.

Based on analysis of 40 participants in a single-arm, prospective clinical trial.² Data on file.

84%

of patients reported Stanza is easy to use.

Based on analysis of 40 participants in a single-arm, prospective clinical trial.² Data on file.

¹ “Clinical impact of a digital behavioral therapy for fibromyalgia management: a randomized controlled trial.” ACR Convergence 2021. Data reported from SMART-FM: ClinicalTrials.gov registration NCT05005351

² REACT-FM: ClinicalTrials.gov registration NCT05011162

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