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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01167348
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2010 by TsaoTun Psychiatric Center, Department of Health, Taiwan.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : July 22, 2010
Last Update Posted : July 23, 2010
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
TsaoTun Psychiatric Center, Department of Health, Taiwan

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to examine whether auricular acupressure is effective in reducing body weight, waist circumference, or lipid profile.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Schizophrenia Obesity Procedure: auricular acupressure Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 86 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effectiveness Of Auricular Acupressure On Body Weight Parameters On Patients With Schizophrenia
Study Start Date : June 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2010

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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.


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Using Body weight scale (kilogram) and checking body weight for all participants [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    all participants are going to be measured body weight per week for 2 months.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. waist circumference [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    All participants are going to be measured waist circumference per week for 2 months.

  2. Fat percentage by using bio-Impedance Analysis(Tanita-519 machine) [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    All participants will be measured fat percentage by BIA(Tanita-519) per 2 months.



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

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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Contacts
Contact: Han-Yi Ching, MD 886911587276 HYChing@mail.ttpc.doh.gov.tw

Locations
Taiwan
Tsao-Tun Psychiatric Center Recruiting
Nan-Tou, Taiwan
Contact: Han-Yi Ching, MD    886911587276    HYChing@mail.ttpc.doh.gov.tw   
Sponsors and Collaborators
TsaoTun Psychiatric Center, Department of Health, Taiwan
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ching Han-Yi, MD Tsaotun Psychiatric Center

Responsible Party: Han-Yi Ching, Psaotun psychiatric center,department of health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01167348     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Tsaotun Psychiatric Center
First Posted: July 22, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 23, 2010
Last Verified: July 2010

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

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