Feasibility Study of Massage Therapy Within a Brain Tumor Setting
As a part of this study, we will provide massage therapy to brain tumor patients. Our
contribution here is expected to determine whether massage therapy is safe and helps to
improve patient QoL. This contribution is significant because it is expected to provide
pilot data on effect sizes so that we may design an adequately powered study to develop
massage therapy programs and interventions for patients with brain tumors. In addition to
benefiting brain tumor patients, the information from this study may be applied to improving
the QoL of other cancer patients.
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
To assess the feasibility and acceptability of massage therapy provided to primary brain tumor patients. This assessment will integrate data about patient eligibility rates, patient participation rates, patient adherence rates, and adverse events.
Stephen Keir, Dr.Ph,MPH
United States: Institutional Review Board
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