Body-Oriented Therapy for Sexual Abuse Recovery
This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
First received: November 19, 2004
Last updated: September 7, 2007
Last verified: August 2006
The purpose of this study is to examine and compare the effects of two body therapy approaches in women who have experienced child sexual abuse.
Child Abuse, Sexual
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Behavioral: Body-Oriented Therapy
Behavioral: Standardized Massage Therapy
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
||Delving Intervention and Mindbody Integration
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| Study Start Date:
Women who have experienced child sexual abuse often display symptoms of dissociation and lack of bodily self-awareness which hinder the recovery process. Mind-body researchers have examined alternative therapeutic approaches to eliminating these factors. This study will compare a standardized therapeutic message to body-oriented therapy which involves a combination of hands-on bodywork and verbal therapy focused on somatic and emotional awareness.
|Ages Eligible for Study:
||25 Years and older
|Genders Eligible for Study:
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
- Self-reported child sexual abuse
- In current psychotherapy for child sexual abuse recovery
- Over 6 months of past experience with body-oriented therapy
- Diagnosis or medications for psychosis
- Drug or alcohol addiction
- Current abusive relationship
- Dissociative disorder
- In transition on psychotropic medication
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00097305
|University of Washington School of Nursing
|Seattle, Washington, United States, 98195 |
||Cynthia Price, PhD
||Assistant Professor, University of Washington School of Nursing
Price, C. Characteristics of women seeking bodywork as an adjunct to psychotherapy during recovery from childhood sexual abuse. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 8(1): 35-42, 2004.
Price, C. Body-oriented therapy as an adjunct to psychotherapy in recovery from childhood abuse: A case study. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 6(4): 228-236, 2002.
Price C. Bodywork for childhood abuse treatment: a pilot-test comparison. 35th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference/16th Annual WIN Assembly, Health Disparities: Meeting the Challenge, April 18-20, 2002, Palm Springs, California. Communicating Nursing Research. 35(10):264, 2002.
History of Changes
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|Study First Received:
||November 19, 2004
||September 7, 2007
||United States: Federal Government
Keywords provided by National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM):
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ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 23, 2014
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorders, Traumatic