A Randomized Study of Polarity or Massage Therapy to Reduce Fatigue in Breast Cancer Patients During Radiation Therapy
This research study is being conducted to compare the effectiveness of two types of complimentary medicine treatments to see if they will reduce the fatigue experienced by breast cancer patients receiving radiation therapy. The treatments being studied are Polarity Therapy and Massage Therapy.
The primary study hypothesis is that Polarity Therapy will be efficacious in relieving fatigue in breast cancer patients receiving radiation treatments.
The secondary hypothesis is that Polarity Therapy will be efficacious in improving health-related quality of life in breast cancer patients receiving radiation treatments.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Randomized Study of Polarity or Massage Therapy to Reduce Fatigue in Breast Cancer Patients During Radiation Therapy|
- Fatigue: Brief Fatigue Inventory and the Multidimensional Fatigue Symptom Inventory; objectively via actigraphy; mood via the Fatigue/Inertia subscale of the Monopolar Profile of Mood States. [ Time Frame: 4 wk ]
- Health -Related Quality of Life: Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue (FACIT-F). Quality of sleep assessed subjectively with Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Inventory and a Sleep Diary. [ Time Frame: 4 wk ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
No Intervention: 1
Other: Massage Therapy
Other: Polarity Therapy
Use of energy fields to alleviate distress and achieve balance in the body
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00288795
|United States, New York|
|University of Rochester James P. Wilmot Cancer Center|
|Rochester, New York, United States, 14642|
|Principal Investigator:||Karen Mustian, Ph.D.||University of Rochester|