Effect of the Subconscious on Mohs Micrographic Surgery

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 8, 2006
Last Update Posted : July 15, 2014
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Northwestern University

September 7, 2006
September 8, 2006
July 15, 2014
December 2007
August 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Patient anxiety [ Time Frame: 1 day ]
  • Patient anxiety
  • Scar appearance
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Scar appearance [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
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Effect of the Subconscious on Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Effect of the Subconscious on Mohs Micrographic Surgery
The goal of this study is to determine if relaxation therapy improves patient satisfaction with Mohs micrographic surgery.
Patients are instructed in relaxation techniques. The goal of this study is to determine how relaxation techniques affect the patient's Mohs micrographic surgery experience.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Behavioral: relaxation therapy 1
    relaxation therapy 1
  • Behavioral: relaxation therapy 2
    relaxation therapy 2
  • Behavioral: relaxation therapy 3
    relaxation therapy 3
  • Experimental: I
    relaxation tape 1
    Intervention: Behavioral: relaxation therapy 1
  • Experimental: II
    relaxation tape 2
    Intervention: Behavioral: relaxation therapy 2
  • Placebo Comparator: III
    relaxation tape 3
    Intervention: Behavioral: relaxation therapy 3
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Same as current
August 2009
August 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 25 and older
  • Subjects are undergoing micrographic Mohs surgery for facial basal and squamous cell carcinoma.
  • The subjects are in good health.
  • The subjects have willingness and the ability to understand and provide informed consent for the use of their tissue and communicate with the investigator.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who have wound healing problems.
  • Subjects who have had prior Mohs surgery.
  • Subjects who are smokers.
  • Subjects who are currently using anticoagulation therapy
  • Subjects who have a history of bleeding disorders.
  • Subjects who are unable to understand the protocol or to give informed consent
  • Subjects with known mental illness or other psychological conditions, such as psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, cognitive disorders, depression with psychotic features, dissociative disorders.
  • Subjects who are taking medications that may affect healing such as prednisone, or any immunosuppressants.
  • Subjects who are immunocompromised.
  • Subjects who have Diabetes Mellitus or any other condition determined by the PI to affect healing.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
25 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
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Murad Alam, MD, Northwestern University
Northwestern University
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Principal Investigator: Murad Alam, MD Northwestern University
Northwestern University
July 2014

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