Use of Guided Imagery for Functional Abdominal Pain in Children:
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of relaxation, with or without guided imagery, for treating children with functional abdominal pain. The study will evaluate a child's ability to decrease the amount of pain with these techniques to allow continuation of normal daily activities at home and at school. The hypothesis is that these relaxation techniques will help decrease reports of abdominal pain and improve levels of activity.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
|Official Title:||Treatment of Functional Abdominal Pain in Children:Evaluation of Relaxation/Guided Imagery and Chamomile Tea as Therapeutic Modalities|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00327548
|Study Chair:||Fayez K Ghishan, MD||University of Arizona|