Use of Guided Imagery for Functional Abdominal Pain in Children:

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 18, 2006
Last Update Posted : October 5, 2006
University of Arizona
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Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Functional Abdominal Pain Behavioral: guided imagery Phase 3

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

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MedlinePlus related topics: Abdominal Pain

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Level of pain
  2. number of days of pain
  3. missed activities

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Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

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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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00327548

Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
University of Arizona
Study Chair: Fayez K Ghishan, MD University of Arizona Identifier: NCT00327548     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIH 5P50-AT00008
First Posted: May 18, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 5, 2006
Last Verified: July 2002

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Abdominal Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive