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Measuring the Effect of Chair Massage on Stress Related Symptoms for Nurses

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01504763
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 5, 2012
Last Update Posted : February 8, 2012
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Deborah Engen, Mayo Clinic

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE December 21, 2011
First Posted Date  ICMJE January 5, 2012
Last Update Posted Date February 8, 2012
Study Start Date  ICMJE October 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date December 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: February 7, 2012)
Change in stress, anxiety and quality of life after 10 weeks of chair massage therapy in nursing staff using four self reported instruments. [ Time Frame: 10 Weeks ]
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: January 3, 2012)
To provide chair massage therapy during the workday of busy hospital nurses. [ Time Frame: 10 Weeks ]
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: January 3, 2012)
  • Change from baseline of stress related symptoms in nursing staff at 5 weeks. [ Time Frame: 5 Weeks ]
  • Change from baseline of stress related symptoms in nursing staff at 10 weeks. [ Time Frame: 10 Weeks ]
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Measuring the Effect of Chair Massage on Stress Related Symptoms for Nurses
Official Title  ICMJE Measuring the Effect of Chair Massage on Stress Related Symptoms for Nurses: A Pilot Study
Brief Summary The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and effect of chair massage provided during working hours for nurses in an inpatient psychiatric and an outpatient pain rehabilitation unit and on the nurses stress related symptoms.
Detailed Description

Nursing staff working in a hospital in-patient psychiatric unit and out-patient pain rehabilitation/ fibromyalgia units each have varying causes of stress as both are intensely demanding environments. The physical and psychosocial demands of these stress-loaded work environments place a significant amount of strain on the physiological well-being of the employee.

Nurses in these settings are considered healthy employees and able to participate in the workforce, although symptoms such as headaches, shoulder tension, insomnia, fatigue, and muscle and joint pain are often a part of their work day. As these stress related symptoms become more chronic, they lead to days missed and become pre-cursors to physiological illnesses so warrant further search for prevention tactics.

Massage therapy has been noted to decrease levels of anxiety and fatigue which is essential to maintaining employee's efficient care in a dynamic environment. This study will provide massage in the workplace utilizing chair massage as it is easy to set up, does not need a great deal of space, and can be provided in semi-private areas, as the participant remains clothed. A 2006 report on a small study indicated chair massage can be effective in reducing stress perception in nurses within a hospital setting, at least in the short-term. Another study reported some short-term positive effects on stress related symptoms; and came to the conclusion that further studies are indicated to examine the efficacy of workplace-based massage therapy programs.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Not Applicable
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Condition  ICMJE
  • Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Tension
Intervention  ICMJE Procedure: Chair massage
Chair massage for 15 minutes once a week for 10 weeks.
Other Name: Massage
Study Arms  ICMJE Experimental: Massage
Chair massage for 15 minutes once a week for 10 weeks.
Intervention: Procedure: Chair massage
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: January 3, 2012)
40
Original Actual Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE December 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date December 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women age 18-65 able to give informed consent
  • Able to speak and understand English
  • Minimum of 8-hour per day shift schedule with .75 - 1.0 FTE.
  • Need to be able to schedule one massage per week in the available massage schedule time slots.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals being treated for acute musculoskeletal symptoms
  • Individuals currently on work restrictions
  • Undergoing treatments for a malignancy
  • Pregnancy (due to this being chair massage)
  • Recent head, neck, shoulder or back surgeries
  • Pins or joint fusion of the head or neck
  • Current sinus infections, earaches, or vascular migraines
  • Nursing staff that float on to the unit
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE Yes
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT01504763
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE 08-004874
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Responsible Party Deborah Engen, Mayo Clinic
Original Responsible Party Same as current
Current Study Sponsor  ICMJE Mayo Clinic
Original Study Sponsor  ICMJE Same as current
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Deborah J. Engen, O.T. Mayo Clinic
PRS Account Mayo Clinic
Verification Date February 2012

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