Therapeutic Touch for Wrist Fractures in Postmenopausal Women

This study has been completed.
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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00079521
First received: March 9, 2004
Last updated: August 16, 2006
Last verified: August 2006

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Therapeutic Touch for Wrist Fractures in Postmenopausal Women
The Effect of Therapeutic Touch on Bone Formation in Postmenopausal Women After Wrist Fracture

This study will evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic touch in treating wrist fractures in women past menopause.

In the United States, the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) increased by approximately 25% between 1990 and 1997. The number of visits to CAM practitioners exceeded visits to primary care physicians by about 250 million in 1997. Energy medicine modalities, including therapeutic touch, healing touch, and reiki, are commonly utilized for conditions ranging from headache to cancer, yet understanding of the human energy field and how it may be used in healing is limited. This study will examine the effect of therapeutic touch on fracture healing in postmenopausal women.

Women will be enrolled in the study within one week of a wrist fracture and will receive either therapeutic touch or a sham (placebo) treatment daily for 3 weeks. Assessments will include blood and urine analysis and measures of pain and function in the affected wrist.

Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fractures
Procedure: Therapeutic Touch
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Completed
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April 2006
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Inclusion Criertia:

  • Postmenopausal
  • Wrist fracture within 1 week of study entry
  • Able to travel to research center for daily treatment
Female
40 Years to 85 Years
Yes
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United States
 
NCT00079521
P20 AT000756-01P1
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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
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Principal Investigator: Karen M. Prestwood, MD University of Connecticut
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
August 2006

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