Ear Acupuncture Effectiveness In Reducing The Signs And Symptoms Of Stress And Anxiety (EAEIRTSOSAA)

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Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : January 13, 2011
Last Update Posted : January 13, 2011
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University of Sao Paulo

Brief Summary:
Randomized Controlled Trial found that levels of stress and anxiety of students ITIO, Ear and effective in reducing these levels. The LSS questionnaire and IDATE state were applied before, two months and two and a half months after the start of the applications, the STAI trait was applied once prior to the sessions. The sample comprised 56 individuals who had higher levels of stress above the average LSS 100 students who answered the questionnaires. Participants were divided randomly into three groups: control group with 15 patients without care, intervention group with 20 individuals using specific points for treatment and Group Sham at 21 points using individuals without indication for treatment of anxiety and stress. The results showed that the sham points decreased anxiety levels of participants.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Inclusion Criteria: Voluntary Participation in the Study With Available Time for Submission to the Sessions, Which Occur Over Two Months. Have a Score of Stress Medium, High or Very High in the LSS Questionnaire, Completion of the STAI and General Form. Exclusion Criteria: Pregnant Students. Other: Ear acupuncture Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
After checking the levels of stress and anxiety of students and workers from a school of massage and acupuncture concluded that auricular acupuncture in this study had significant results in reducing anxiety levels with the use of points and Ear Handle, but more studies are necessary so that it can be said that these points have sedating and calming effects for anxiety.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 56 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : March 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Acupuncture Anxiety

Arm Intervention/treatment
Sham Comparator: 21
sham acupuncture
Other: Ear acupuncture
No Intervention: 15
Other: Ear acupuncture
Active Comparator: 20
Other: Ear acupuncture

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Voluntary participation in the study with available time for submission to the sessions, which occur over two months.
  • Have a score of stress medium, high or very high in the LSS questionnaire, completion of the STAI and general form.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant students. The only contraindication to this treatment is for pregnant women until the 3rd month of pregnancy

Responsible Party: University São Paulo Identifier: NCT01275989     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 848/2009
First Posted: January 13, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 13, 2011
Last Verified: June 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Signs and Symptoms