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The Efficacy of Healing Touch Versus Guided Imagery on Pain, Fatigue, Nausea, and Anxiety in Patients' Receiving Outpatient Chemotherapy


N/A
18 Years
N/A
Open (Enrolling)
Both
Anxiety Disorder, Fatigue, Malignant Neoplasm, Nausea and Vomiting, Pain

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Trial Information

The Efficacy of Healing Touch Versus Guided Imagery on Pain, Fatigue, Nausea, and Anxiety in Patients' Receiving Outpatient Chemotherapy


PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To determine if the provision of healing touch or guided imagery during outpatient
chemotherapy is associated with decreased pain, fatigue, nausea and anxiety when compared to
standard outpatient treatment protocols.

OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 3 treatment arms.

ARM A: Patients receive 30 minutes of healing touch therapy comprising magnetic clearing,
pain drains, hands in motion/hands still and mind clearing.

ARM B: Patients listen to guided imagery audiotapes for 30 minutes

ARM C: Patients receive standard of care.


Inclusion Criteria:



- Adult patients at the outpatient chemotherapy area will be enrolled without
consideration for type of cancer or chemotherapeutic agents to be used

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Outcome Measure:

Change scores for each patient on pain scale

Outcome Description:

Collected using a 10 point visual analog scale for pain, fatigue, nausea, and anxiety. Analyzed initially using descriptive statistics. Compared among the 3 groups using one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) models and 2-sample t-tests.

Outcome Time Frame:

Approximately 6 months

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Lisa Hodges

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

CCCWFU 97511

NCT ID:

NCT01553578

Start Date:

February 2012

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Fatigue
  • Malignant Neoplasm
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Pain
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Neoplasms
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

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Location

Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest UniversityWinston-Salem, North Carolina  27157-1082