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Caring Hand Massage - an Intervention in Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy in an Outpatient Setting - a Pilot Study

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02742415
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 19, 2016
Last Update Posted : March 8, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

Study Description
Brief Summary:
Since there is a limited amount of evidence on the feasibility and outcomes on the use of hand massage in patients undergoing cancer treatment, the purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and outcomes of hand massage therapy in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, and to measure its influence on their symptoms.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Cancer Behavioral: Caring Hand Massage

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 40 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Caring Hand Massage - an Intervention in Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy in an Outpatient Setting - a Pilot Study
Study Start Date : May 2016
Primary Completion Date : February 2017
Study Completion Date : February 2017
Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Cancer patients receiving hand massage
Caring Hand massage will be provided to the outpatients undergoing chemotherapy
Behavioral: Caring Hand Massage
Caring Hand Massage is a hand massage therapy program with several steps and techniques.
Other Name: Hand Massage Therapy Program


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Comparison of symptom scores [ Time Frame: baseline to 45 minutes. ]
    We will record the number of patients approached hand massage to those that accept and were able to get a full hand massage during their time in the chemotherapy area


Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients age 18 - 80
  2. Patient receiving treatment on Mayo Clinic's Chemotherapy Outpatient Clinic
  3. Able to speak English and complete surveys
  4. Able to read, understand and sign inform consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient has rash, sores, wounds, incision or other skin conditions on hands
  2. Unable to give consent or complete the surveys
  3. Already having received previous hand massage
  4. Pregnant women. (As verbalized by participant)
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02742415


Locations
United States, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic in Rochester
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mayo Clinic
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Susanne M Cutshall Mayo Clinic
More Information

Responsible Party: Susanne M. Cutshall, PI, Mayo Clinic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02742415     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 16-001790
First Posted: April 19, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 8, 2017
Last Verified: March 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes