Using Hypnosis to Help Children Undergoing a Difficult Medical Procedure

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Stanford University Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: September 23, 2005
Last verified: September 2005

This study examined whether a hypnosis intervention, compared to standard care, could help reduce distress and pain for children undergoing an invasive medical procedure.

Condition Intervention Phase
Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG)
Behavioral: hypnosis
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label

Further study details as provided by Stanford University:


Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The child: (1) was scheduled for an upcoming VCUG ; (2) must have undergone at least one previous VCUG; (3) was at least 4 years of age at the time of the previous VCUG; (4) experienced distress during the previous VCUG; and (5) both child and participating parent were English speaking.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not meeting any of the above criteria.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00226850

United States, California
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California, United States, 94305-5718
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
Study Director: Lisa D. Butler, Ph.D. Stanford University
Principal Investigator: David Spiegel, M.D. Stanford University
Principal Investigator: Linda D Shortliffe, M.D. Stanford University
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00226850     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1HUK610
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: September 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board processed this record on April 17, 2014