Influence of Acupuncture on Emotional Measures and Quality of Sleep Among Schizophrenia Patients

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00780884
First received: October 26, 2008
Last updated: June 21, 2015
Last verified: June 2015

October 26, 2008
June 21, 2015
April 2008
April 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
sleep efficiency [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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anxiety and depression levels [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Influence of Acupuncture on Emotional Measures and Quality of Sleep Among Schizophrenia Patients
Influence of Acupuncture on Emotional Measures and Quality of Sleep Among Schizophrenia Patients

Insomnia, a common feature of schizophrenia, has serious consequences for daytime functioning and quality of life. Although insomnia is most often treated with medication, a growing number of studies have demonstrated the efficiency of a variety of relaxation techniques, cognitive behavioral therapies and alternative medicine procedures. Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. Part of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture aims to restore and maintain health through the stimulation of specific points on the body. Previous studies have demonstrated that acupuncture has a positive influence on a number of diseases and disorders, among them Depression, Chronic Pain and Sleep Disorders. Hence, the aim of the present study is to examine the effects of acupuncture as a treatment for insomnia in schizophrenic patients.The study begins with a 7-day, running-in, no-treatment period, followes by an 8-week experimental period. During the experimental period, subjects receive acupuncture treatments twice a week. During the first week of the study (no-treatment period) and the last week of the experimental period, subjects' sleep is monitored with a wrist actigraph, and subjects complete a wide spectrum of questionnaires.

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Interventional
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Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective
Device: acupuncture
16 sessions of acupuncture treatment, twice a week.
Experimental: acupuncture needles
Acupuncture needles named acuzone needles. The acuzone needles are sterile and single use, manufactured by DONG BANG MEDICAL CO.,LTD.
Intervention: Device: acupuncture
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Completed
21
April 2009
April 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder - diagnosed according DSM-4.
  2. capability to sign inform consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. unstable physical illness
  2. drug or alchohol abuse or dependence
Both
18 Years to 65 Years
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Israel
 
NCT00780884
0015-08
Yes
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
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Principal Investigator: Ilana Kremer, MD Haemek Mediacl Center
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
June 2015

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