Self-Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy During Invasive Procedures
The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of self-hypnotic relaxation on mental and physical distress during and after tumor treatment procedures.
Behavioral: Self-hypnotic relaxation
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Midcareer Development of Nonpharmacologic Analgesia|
|Study Start Date:||April 2002|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Pain relievers and sedatives may have limited effectiveness and serious side effects when given to alleviate distress during minimally invasive surgical procedures. Unabated distress may interfere with the ongoing procedure and may negatively impact future interventions.
Studies have shown that nonpharmacologic analgesia in the form of self-hypnotic relaxation during invasive medical procedures significantly reduces patients' pain, anxiety, drug use, and number of complications. The long-term goal of this study is to determine whether self-hypnotic relaxation therapy can be a safe and practical method for reducing cognitive and physiologic distress associated with invasive procedures.
Participants in this study will be randomly assigned to one of three groups: a standard care group, an empathic control group, and a self-hypnotic relaxation group. The emphatic control group will meet with a clinician who will offer encouragement and support. The group assigned to self-hypnotic relaxation will read a standardized script prior to procedure. Self-report questionnaires will be used to assess pain and anxiety.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00087841
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215|
|Principal Investigator:||Elvira Lang, MD||Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|