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The Effect of Complementary Medicine (CAM) Treatments on Common Symptoms in Hospitalized Patients

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified January 2016 by Bnai Zion Medical Center
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01733771
First Posted: November 27, 2012
Last Update Posted: January 14, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bnai Zion Medical Center
July 10, 2012
November 27, 2012
January 14, 2016
April 2010
January 2017   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Symptomatic relief expressed in Visual Analogue Scales from asymptomatic 0-100 extremely symptomatic [ Time Frame: within 4 hours following treatment ]
  • Symptomatic relief expressed in Visual Analogue Scales from asymptomatic 0-100 extremely symptomatic [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
  • Symptomatic relief expressed in Visual Analogue Scales 0-100 [ Time Frame: January 2015 ]
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01733771 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
correlations between expectations from CAM as measured on a likert scale (0= disbelief and 5- high belief)and primary outcomes [ Time Frame: at baseline evaluation (time 0') ]
correlations between expectations from CAM as measured on a likert scale (0= disbelief and 5- high belief)and primary outcomes [ Time Frame: January 2015 ]
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The Effect of Complementary Medicine (CAM) Treatments on Common Symptoms in Hospitalized Patients
Patient Reported Outcomes Following Complementary Medicine Treatments in Hospitalized Patients
This study evaluates the effects of complementary medicine (CAM) treatments on patient reported outcomes in hospital settings, for hospitalized people. Various CAM modalities such as acupuncture, reflexology, guided imagery and hypnosis are evaluated. The investigators compare outcomes between two groups: Standard of care (treatments that are provided commonly in hospital) versus standard of care AND CAM treatments. Outcomes assessed are both quantitative i.e. scores on Visual Analogue Scale for various symptoms such as pain, nausea, wellbeing, anxiety, and qualitative such as Measure Yourself Concerns And Wellbeing.
Symptomatic patients are referred to CAM treatments by the medical staff of the departments. Patients interested in CAM treatments may receive various CAM treatments such as reflexology, acupuncture, guided imagery and hypnosis, according to patient preference and practitioner availability. Patients are requested to grade the severity of their symptoms on a visual analogue scale (0-100) before treatment and within 3 hours following treatments. Patients who are interested in standard care alone and not interested in CAM treatments grade their symptoms similarly, and serve as a control group. Primary outcomes are symptomatic relief and secondary outcomes are correlations between belief or disbelief in CAM with the primary outcomes.
Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample
All hospitalized patients
  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
Other: CAM treatments
CAM treatments last 10-30 minutes
  • CAM with standard care
    Symptomatic hospitalized people referred by the medical team to CAM treatments on top of standard of care
    Intervention: Other: CAM treatments
  • Standard care only
    Symptomatic patients who are referred to CAM treatments but are not interested in such treatments
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
2000
January 2018
January 2017   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All hospitalized patients who can consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who cannot consent
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
No
Contact: ELAD SCHIFF, PI ESCHIFF@BEZEQINT.NET
Israel
 
 
NCT01733771
BNZ-0041-09
No
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Bnai Zion Medical Center
Bnai Zion Medical Center
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Bnai Zion Medical Center
January 2016