Randomized Control Trial for the Effect of Guided Imagery and Progressive Muscle Relaxation in Reducing Anxiety for Parents of Hospitalized Children With Cancer
Having a children with cancer can be a source of stress for parents during hospitalization.
The stress experienced by the parents can negatively influence their functionality, daily
activities, psychological state and also their physical condition. The studies in the
literature have mainly focused on the child rather than the parent, and studies specifically
for guided imagery are scarce. Since the parents are often neglected by the healthcare
professionals during the stress evoking period of hospitalization, this study will test the
effectiveness of complementary methods in improving the psychological state of the parents.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Changes in the number of Participants with anxiety
Participants response to the complementary and alternative intervention will be measured through their scores on the Hamilton Anxiety Scale
1 week, 2 week, 3 week , 4 week
Andreas Charalambous, PhD
Cyprus University of Technology
Cyprus: Cyprus Bio-Ethics Committee