Use of Guided Imagery for Functional Abdominal Pain in Children:

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University of Arizona
Information provided by:
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00327548
First received: May 16, 2006
Last updated: October 4, 2006
Last verified: July 2002
  Purpose

The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of relaxation, with or without guided imagery, for treating children with functional abdominal pain. The study will evaluate a child's ability to decrease the amount of pain with these techniques to allow continuation of normal daily activities at home and at school. The hypothesis is that these relaxation techniques will help decrease reports of abdominal pain and improve levels of activity.


Condition Intervention Phase
Functional Abdominal Pain
Behavioral: guided imagery
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Official Title: Treatment of Functional Abdominal Pain in Children:Evaluation of Relaxation/Guided Imagery and Chamomile Tea as Therapeutic Modalities

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Further study details as provided by Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Level of pain
  • number of days of pain
  • missed activities

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

at least 3 episodes of abdominal pain over the previous 3 months normal complete blood count, sedimentation rate, urinalysis stable on current medications English speaking -

Exclusion Criteria:

unwillingness to participate chronic gastrointestinal disease cognitive-developmental delay major dissociative disorder

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  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00327548

Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
University of Arizona
Investigators
Study Chair: Fayez K Ghishan, MD University of Arizona
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00327548     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIH 5P50-AT00008
Study First Received: May 16, 2006
Last Updated: October 4, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Abdominal Pain
Pain
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive

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