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Effect of Healing Touch on the Experience of Women Undergoing Treatment for Breast Cancer

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00533780
First Posted: September 21, 2007
Last Update Posted: October 12, 2017
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Collaborator:
Avon Foundation
Information provided by:
Stanford University
  Purpose
To learn what effect, if any, Healing Touch (a gentle, non-invasive form of energy work that promotes relaxation and can help manage the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation), has on physical symptoms, mood, and qualify of life for women undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

Condition Intervention
Breast Cancer Procedure: Healing Touch

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Healing Touch on the Experience of Women Undergoing Treatment for Breast Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Stanford University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Effect Healing Touch has on physical symptoms, mood and quality of life for women undergoing treatment for breast cancer. [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 months, 6 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: January 2005
Study Completion Date: August 2008
Primary Completion Date: August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:- Patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

  • Age 18 or over.
  • Participants in Healing Partners Program.

Exclusion Criteria:- Patients not under the care of a physician.

  • Patients not able to come to regular healing touch sessions.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00533780


Locations
United States, California
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
Avon Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lynn m Westphal Stanford University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Lynn M Westphal, Stanford University School of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00533780     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BRSADJ0003
95738
First Submitted: September 20, 2007
First Posted: September 21, 2007
Last Update Posted: October 12, 2017
Last Verified: June 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases