Study of Massage Therapy Within a Brain Tumor Setting
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00873184|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 1, 2009
Last Update Posted : May 30, 2013
The purpose of this study is
- to assess the feasibility and acceptability of massage therapyto examine the effects of massage therapy
- to explore whether psychological outcomes are associated with changes in patient reported QoL.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Brain Tumors||Behavioral: Massage Therapy||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||10 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Feasibility Study of Massage Therapy Within a Brain Tumor Setting|
|Study Start Date :||September 2008|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||August 2010|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||August 2010|
A prospective, single-arm intervention study, potential participants will be identified and screened for eligibility via medical record review of patient scheduled for their post surgical primary adjuvant treatment consultation at DUMC.
Behavioral: Massage Therapy
The setting for massage intervention will take place at The Duke Center for Living (DCL). . The massage therapists at the DCL work closely with physicians to design appropriate interventions for patients who are receiving treatment at DUMC, including cancer patients. All DCL therapists have completed more than 600 hours of training, are nationally certified and hold a North Carolina license to practice massage. These types include Swedish, deep muscle, myofascial release, trigger point, acupressure, Bowen Technique, sports massage and chair massage.
- To assess the feasibility and acceptability of massage therapy provided to primary brain tumor patients. This assessment will integrate data about patient eligibility rates, patient participation rates, patient adherence rates, and adverse events. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
- To examine the effects of massage therapy on psychological outcomes related to stress, distress, anxiety, and depression in this population and to explore whether psychological outcomes are associated with changes in patient reported QoL. [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00873184
|United States, North Carolina|
|Duke University Medical Center|
|Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710|
|Principal Investigator:||Stephen Keir, Dr.Ph,MPH||Duke University|