Effect of Massage Therapy on Aggression in a Psychiatric Inpatient Unit

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2007 by Melbourne Health.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia
Information provided by:
Melbourne Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00421070
First received: January 10, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2007
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to investigate whether relaxation massage therapy is effective in reducing the levels of arousal and aggression on a young adult inpatient unit. It is hypothesised that relaxation massage therapy will lead to a lower incidence of violence and aggression on the ward via a reduction in the level of arousal and anxiety among inpatients.


Condition Intervention
Acute Psychiatric Disorders
Procedure: Massage therapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Evaluation of Relaxation Massage Therapy as an Intervention Treatment for Reducing the Level of Arousal and Aggression on a Young Adult Psychiatric Inpatient Unit

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Further study details as provided by Melbourne Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Aggression
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Cortisol levels

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Psychosocial climate
  • PRN medication
  • Incidence of seclusion or restraint
  • Duration of hospitalisation

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: May 2006
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 25 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Admission to the ORYGEN Inpatient Unit

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Highly agitated and aggressive patients remaining in a severely aggressive state for more than 24 hours after admission
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00421070

Contacts
Contact: Connie Markulev +61 3 93423749 connie.markulev@mh.org.au

Locations
Australia, Victoria
ORYGEN Youth Health Recruiting
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3052
Contact: Connie Markulev    +61 3 93423769    connie.markulev@mh.org.au   
Principal Investigator: Belinda Garner         
Principal Investigator: Lisa Phillips         
Principal Investigator: Patrick McGorry         
Sub-Investigator: Martin Schmidt         
Sub-Investigator: Peter Burnett         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Melbourne Health
National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Belinda Garner, PhD ORYGEN Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne
Principal Investigator: Lisa Phillips, M.Psych, PhD Department of Psychology, University of Melbourne
Study Director: Patrick D McGorry, PhD, FRANZP ORYGEN Research Centre , ORYGEN Youth Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00421070     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HREC2005.060
Study First Received: January 10, 2007
Last Updated: January 10, 2007
Health Authority: Australia: National Health and Medical Research Council

Keywords provided by Melbourne Health:
Aggression
Massage
Stress
Psychiatric inpatient

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Aggression
Mental Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 15, 2014