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The Effectiveness Of Auricular Acupressure On Body Weight Parameters On Patients With Schizophrenia

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified July 2010 by TsaoTun Psychiatric Center, Department of Health, Taiwan.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
TsaoTun Psychiatric Center, Department of Health, Taiwan Identifier:
First received: July 16, 2010
Last updated: July 22, 2010
Last verified: July 2010
The purpose of this study is to examine whether auricular acupressure is effective in reducing body weight, waist circumference, or lipid profile.

Condition Intervention
Procedure: auricular acupressure

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effectiveness Of Auricular Acupressure On Body Weight Parameters On Patients With Schizophrenia

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Further study details as provided by TsaoTun Psychiatric Center, Department of Health, Taiwan:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Using Body weight scale (kilogram) and checking body weight for all participants [ Time Frame: 2 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    all participants are going to be measured body weight per week for 2 months.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • waist circumference [ Time Frame: 2 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    All participants are going to be measured waist circumference per week for 2 months.

  • Fat percentage by using bio-Impedance Analysis(Tanita-519 machine) [ Time Frame: 2 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    All participants will be measured fat percentage by BIA(Tanita-519) per 2 months.

Estimated Enrollment: 86
Study Start Date: June 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: auricular acupressure
    Investigator will put a tape with a 0.5mmx0.5mm seed on the specific positions on the ear of participants of intervention group, and participants will be asked to press these specific positions 3 times a day.

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Genders Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. ICD:295,living in chronic ward for more than 2 month
  2. Body Mass Index (BMI) >or=24
  3. Age between 20 to 60
  4. Psychotic status stable and can communicate

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Unstable psychotic status
  2. Participants who have endocrine disease
  3. Participants who have cardiac disease
  4. Participants who have immunological disease
  5. Participants who have liver or renal function impairment
  6. Pregnant woman or in milking stage
  7. Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) stroke and disability
  8. Participant who attends weight control programs in recent 3 months
  9. Any conditions that clinical doctors refuse to let join in this study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01167348

Tsao-Tun Psychiatric Center
Nan-Tou, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
TsaoTun Psychiatric Center, Department of Health, Taiwan
Principal Investigator: Ching Han-Yi, MD Tsaotun Psychiatric Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Han-Yi Ching, Psaotun psychiatric center,department of health Identifier: NCT01167348     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Tsaotun Psychiatric Center 
Study First Received: July 16, 2010
Last Updated: July 22, 2010
Health Authority: Taiwan: Department of Health

Keywords provided by TsaoTun Psychiatric Center, Department of Health, Taiwan:
auricular acupressure
body weight

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Weight
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders
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