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Acupressure to Treat Nausea and Vomiting in HIV/AIDS Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Identifier:
First received: June 13, 2001
Last updated: April 20, 2010
Last verified: April 2001
The purpose of this study is to see whether acupressure (acupuncture using pressure applied by the hands instead of needles) can help nausea and vomiting in persons with HIV/AIDS.

Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infections Procedure: Acupressure Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Acupressure Study

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR):

Detailed Description:
This is a Phase I trial (a study to evaluate effectiveness in a small number of patients). Patients will get 4 acupressure treatments and will wear acupressure wristbands for 1 week. Patients will write down all drugs they take and will make a note of when they get nausea and vomiting. They also will give written answers to different questions. No drugs will be given as part of this study. Patients will be paid for participating.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Are HIV-positive.
  • Have nausea and/or vomiting an average of 2 times per day for at least 1 week.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00017823

United States, New York
Columbia Univ School of Nursing / Center for AIDS Research
New York, New York, United States, 10032
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
  More Information Identifier: NCT00017823     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9941
Study First Received: June 13, 2001
Last Updated: April 20, 2010

Keywords provided by National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR):
complementary therapies
HIV Infections

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017