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Effects of Therapeutic Touch on Osteoarthritis of the Knee

This study has been completed.
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University of Toledo Health Science Campus Identifier:
First received: September 24, 2008
Last updated: February 2, 2009
Last verified: February 2009
This study is to evaluate the efficacy of the Kreiger/Kunz method of Therapeutic Touch on function, pain perception and quality of life in persons with Osteoarthritis in the knee.

Condition Intervention
Osteoarthritis in the Knee
Other: Therapeutic Touch

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

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Further study details as provided by University of Toledo Health Science Campus:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • SF36 [ Time Frame: 8, 12, 16 weeks ]
  • WOMAC [ Time Frame: 8, 12 and 16 weeks ]

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: August 2003
Primary Completion Date: August 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Arm 1
This arm received the Kreiger/Kunz method of Therapeutic Touch in addition to Standard of Care
Other: Therapeutic Touch
No Intervention: Arm 2
Standard of Care


Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Persons diagnosed with or exhibiting signs of osteoarthritis of at least one knee.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Persons with connective tissue disorder
  • Persons with bilateral total joint replacement of the knee
  • Persons with dementia
  • Persons with a systemic illness producing joint symptoms
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00759512

United States, Ohio
University of Toledo, Health Science Campus
Toledo, Ohio, United States, 43606
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Toledo Health Science Campus
Principal Investigator: Ann Smith, PhD UT, Health Science Campus
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ann Smith, PhD, University of Toledo, Health Science Campus Identifier: NCT00759512     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UTHSC - 09
Study First Received: September 24, 2008
Last Updated: February 2, 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases processed this record on April 26, 2017