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Non Cardiac Chest Pain and Benign Palpitations

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Norwegian University of Science and Technology Identifier:
First received: February 14, 2008
Last updated: August 25, 2011
Last verified: August 2011

All Patients between 18 and 65 years are asked 6 month after investigation for chest pain or palpitation at Cardiological Out-patient Clinic, Molde Hospital, about if they still have symptoms of chest pain or palpitation. If they still have some of the symptoms they are invited to participate in a coping course to learn a better way to deal with their symptoms.

The coping course consist of three sessions of cognitive behaviour therapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Anxiety/Depression in Cardiological Unit
Behavioral: Cognitive behaviour therapy
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Non-cardiac Chest Pain and Palpitations.

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Further study details as provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Body sensation questionnaire (BSQ) [ Time Frame: end of treatment, after 3 month and after 12 month ]
  • Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) [ Time Frame: end of treatment, after 3 and 12 months ]

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: March 2007
Study Completion Date: April 2009
Primary Completion Date: April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Cognitive behaviour therapy
    Three hours with cognitive therapy focusing on the chest pain and palpitations.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • investigated for chest pain or palpitation 6 month ago at Cardiological Out-patient Clinic, Molde Hospital
  • suffer of chest pain or palpitations

Exclusion Criteria:

  • do not speak norwegian properly
  • mentally retarded
  • psychosis last 6 month
  • current alcohol or drug misuse
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00623454

Cardiological Out-patient Clinic
Molde, Norway, 6400
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Principal Investigator: Egil Jonsbu, MD Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  More Information

Responsible Party: Norwegian University of Science and Technology Identifier: NCT00623454     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4.2006.1110 (REK)
Study First Received: February 14, 2008
Last Updated: August 25, 2011

Keywords provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:
panic disorder
chest pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chest Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on April 28, 2017