Therapeutic Touch for Wrist Fractures in Postmenopausal Women
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00079521|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 10, 2004
Last Update Posted : August 17, 2006
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Osteoporosis Fractures||Procedure: Therapeutic Touch||Phase 2|
In the United States, the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) increased by approximately 25% between 1990 and 1997. The number of visits to CAM practitioners exceeded visits to primary care physicians by about 250 million in 1997. Energy medicine modalities, including therapeutic touch, healing touch, and reiki, are commonly utilized for conditions ranging from headache to cancer, yet understanding of the human energy field and how it may be used in healing is limited. This study will examine the effect of therapeutic touch on fracture healing in postmenopausal women.
Women will be enrolled in the study within one week of a wrist fracture and will receive either therapeutic touch or a sham (placebo) treatment daily for 3 weeks. Assessments will include blood and urine analysis and measures of pain and function in the affected wrist.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||125 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Factorial Assignment|
|Official Title:||The Effect of Therapeutic Touch on Bone Formation in Postmenopausal Women After Wrist Fracture|
|Study Start Date :||March 2003|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||April 2006|
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00079521
|United States, Connecticut|
|University of Connecticut Health Center|
|Farmington, Connecticut, United States, 06030-5215|
|Principal Investigator:||Karen M. Prestwood, MD||University of Connecticut|