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Effect of Massage Therapy on Aggression in a Psychiatric Inpatient Unit

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2007 by Melbourne Health.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia
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First received: January 10, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2007
History: No changes posted

The purpose of this study is to investigate whether relaxation massage therapy is effective in reducing the levels of arousal and aggression on a young adult inpatient unit. It is hypothesised that relaxation massage therapy will lead to a lower incidence of violence and aggression on the ward via a reduction in the level of arousal and anxiety among inpatients.

Condition Intervention
Acute Psychiatric Disorders
Procedure: Massage therapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Evaluation of Relaxation Massage Therapy as an Intervention Treatment for Reducing the Level of Arousal and Aggression on a Young Adult Psychiatric Inpatient Unit

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Further study details as provided by Melbourne Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Aggression
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Cortisol levels

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Psychosocial climate
  • PRN medication
  • Incidence of seclusion or restraint
  • Duration of hospitalisation

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: May 2006

Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 25 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Admission to the ORYGEN Inpatient Unit

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Highly agitated and aggressive patients remaining in a severely aggressive state for more than 24 hours after admission
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00421070

Contact: Connie Markulev +61 3 93423749

Australia, Victoria
ORYGEN Youth Health Recruiting
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3052
Contact: Connie Markulev    +61 3 93423769   
Principal Investigator: Belinda Garner         
Principal Investigator: Lisa Phillips         
Principal Investigator: Patrick McGorry         
Sub-Investigator: Martin Schmidt         
Sub-Investigator: Peter Burnett         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Melbourne Health
National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia
Principal Investigator: Belinda Garner, PhD ORYGEN Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne
Principal Investigator: Lisa Phillips, M.Psych, PhD Department of Psychology, University of Melbourne
Study Director: Patrick D McGorry, PhD, FRANZP ORYGEN Research Centre , ORYGEN Youth Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00421070     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HREC2005.060
Study First Received: January 10, 2007
Last Updated: January 10, 2007
Health Authority: Australia: National Health and Medical Research Council

Keywords provided by Melbourne Health:
Psychiatric inpatient

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mental Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms processed this record on April 23, 2015