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Healing Touch & Guided Imagery for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton California
Information provided by:
Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01348750
First received: May 3, 2011
Last updated: May 4, 2011
Last verified: May 2011

May 3, 2011
May 4, 2011
July 2008
July 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
17-item PTSD Checklist (Military)is used to determine the effect of the intervention [ Time Frame: After 6 treatments of healing touch and guided imagery ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01348750 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Depression (Beck Depression Inventory) [ Time Frame: After 6 treatments of healing touch and guided imagery ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Quality of Life (SF36) [ Time Frame: After 6 treatments of healing touch and guided imagery ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Hostility (Cook-Medley Hostility Inventory) [ Time Frame: After 6 treatments of healing touch and guided ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Healing Touch & Guided Imagery for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms
Healing Touch and Guided Imagery Intervention in Post-deployment Military Personnel With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms

This is a randomized controlled 2 year trial at Camp Pendleton, CA to determine whether a complementary medicine intervention (Healing Touch with Guided Imagery, HT+GI) reduces Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms as compared to treatment as usual (TAU) in returning combat-exposed active duty military with significant PTSD symptoms. Secondary aims will evaluate the effect of HT and GI on measures of depression, hostility, and general health status in this population.

The study enrolled 123 active duty subjects from the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in Southern California with at least one or more symptoms of PTSD .

Interventional
Not Provided
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Other: Healing Touch & Guided Imagery

Healing Touch (HT) is an energy based approach to health and healing. It uses light touch to influence the energy field that surrounds the body, and the energy centers which control the flow of energy to the physical body.

HT complements traditional health care and is used together with other approaches to health and healing.

Guided Imagery (GI) is a form of focused relaxation used to create harmony between the mind and body. Positive mental imagery can promote relaxation, reduce stress and improve mood as well as alter heart rate, blood pressure and breathing.

  • Group A
    This group receives 6 Healing Touch & Guided Imagery treatments in addition to standard medical care.
    Intervention: Other: Healing Touch & Guided Imagery
  • No Intervention: Group B
    This group receives standard medical care but NO Healing Touch and Guided Imagery.
Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
123
August 2010
July 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Female or male subjects 18 years or older
  2. Post-deployment from a combat zone
  3. Identified by post-deployment health re-assessment to have PTSD symptoms
  4. Referred by Camp Pendleton
  5. Subjects who are willing to sign a consent
  6. Subjects who are willing to participate for the length of the study

Exclusions:

  1. Female subjects who are now pregnant or nursing
  2. Subjects who are receiving healing touch or using guided imagery from other sources
  3. Subjects who have any major health condition that may interfere with participating in this study
Both
18 Years and older
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT01348750
PTSD_HSC07_4684
No
Erminia M. Guarneri, MD, Medical Director, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine
Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton California
Principal Investigator: Erminia M Guarneri, MD Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine
Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine
May 2011

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