Effect of Healing on Rheumatoid Arthritis (RAhealing)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00967395|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 27, 2009
Last Update Posted : January 6, 2012
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Rheumatoid Arthritis||Other: Healing Other: Sham healing||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||90 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Effect of Healing on Rheumatoid Arthritis: a Three-arm Double-blind, Randomized, Controlled Trial|
|Study Start Date :||January 2008|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||January 2009|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 2009|
patients receive healing while blindfolded and with hearing protector. The healer is behind a screen and not allowed to speak with the subject.
Healing in our study is given be a healer "no-touch", who just has to be present in the room.
Other Name: "active healing"
Sham Comparator: Sham healing
Same design of room as with the healing, while in this case a student is behind the screen
Other: Sham healing
Sham Healing in our study is given be a student "no-touch", who just has to be present in the room.
Other Name: "placebo healing"
No Intervention: Control
Business as usual in the third arm
- DAS28 [ Time Frame: 8 weeks follow-up ]
- Colour Doppler fraction [ Time Frame: 8 weeks follow-up ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00967395
|Study Director:||Bente Danneskiold-Samsøe, Professor||Frederiksberg University Hospital|