Acupressure to Treat Nausea and Vomiting in HIV/AIDS Patients

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00017823
First received: June 13, 2001
Last updated: April 20, 2010
Last verified: April 2001
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to see whether acupressure (acupuncture using pressure applied by the hands instead of needles) can help nausea and vomiting in persons with HIV/AIDS.


Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infections
Procedure: Acupressure
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Acupressure Study

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR):

Detailed Description:

This is a Phase I trial (a study to evaluate effectiveness in a small number of patients). Patients will get 4 acupressure treatments and will wear acupressure wristbands for 1 week. Patients will write down all drugs they take and will make a note of when they get nausea and vomiting. They also will give written answers to different questions. No drugs will be given as part of this study. Patients will be paid for participating.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Are HIV-positive.
  • Have nausea and/or vomiting an average of 2 times per day for at least 1 week.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00017823

Locations
United States, New York
Columbia Univ School of Nursing / Center for AIDS Research
New York, New York, United States, 10032
Sponsors and Collaborators
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00017823     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9941
Study First Received: June 13, 2001
Last Updated: April 20, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR):
complementary therapies
Acupressure
HIV Infections
Nausea
Vomiting

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV Infections
Infection
Immune System Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Slow Virus Diseases
Virus Diseases

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