Hypnosis for Treating Xerostomia Following Radiotherapy in Head & Neck Cancer Patients
Recruitment status was Recruiting
xerostomia develops in all patients with head and neck cancer following radiotherapy. it consists one of the main side effects which affects quality of life. currently, there is no standard of care for treating this condition. parasympathomimetic drugs may help but carry significant side effects.
hypnosis may affect autonomic function such as salivation, in healthy people.in this study we will explore the efficacy of hypnosis in improving salivation, in the patient population.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Bio-availability Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase 2 Study of Hypnosis for Treating Xerostomia Following Radiotherapy in Head & Neck Cancer Patients|
- salivaa volume
- quality of life related to salivation
|Study Start Date:||November 2006|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2006|
10 head and neck cancer patients with xerostomia following radiotherapy will be assessed for severity of xerostomia using questionnares and quantitative salivation tests. patients responsive to citric acid will receive a hypnotic session with specific suggestion for salivation. saliva volume will be assessed pre and post hypnosis. patients will receive a CD with recorded hypnotic session to use freely at home. xerostomia will be assessed using a questionnare one week following hypnosis.
|Contact: elad firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: gorge email@example.com|
|bnai zion MC||Recruiting|
|Contact: elad schiff 97248359767 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sub-Investigator: Gorge Mogilner|
|Sub-Investigator: Noam Yarom|
|Sub-Investigator: Ilana Dowek|
|Principal Investigator:||Elad Schiff||Bnai Zion MC|