Now Available for Public Comment: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for FDAAA 801 and NIH Draft Reporting Policy for NIH-Funded Trials

Effects of Therapeutic Touch on Osteoarthritis of the Knee

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Toledo Health Science Campus
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00759512
First received: September 24, 2008
Last updated: February 2, 2009
Last verified: February 2009
  Purpose

This study is to evaluate the efficacy of the Kreiger/Kunz method of Therapeutic Touch on function, pain perception and quality of life in persons with Osteoarthritis in the knee.


Condition Intervention
Osteoarthritis in the Knee
Other: Therapeutic Touch

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Caregiver)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by University of Toledo Health Science Campus:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • SF36 [ Time Frame: 8, 12, 16 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • WOMAC [ Time Frame: 8, 12 and 16 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: August 2003
Primary Completion Date: August 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Arm 1
This arm received the Kreiger/Kunz method of Therapeutic Touch in addition to Standard of Care
Other: Therapeutic Touch
No Intervention: Arm 2
Standard of Care

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Persons diagnosed with or exhibiting signs of osteoarthritis of at least one knee.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Persons with connective tissue disorder
  • Persons with bilateral total joint replacement of the knee
  • Persons with dementia
  • Persons with a systemic illness producing joint symptoms
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00759512

Locations
United States, Ohio
University of Toledo, Health Science Campus
Toledo, Ohio, United States, 43606
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Toledo Health Science Campus
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ann Smith, PhD UT, Health Science Campus
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Ann Smith, PhD, University of Toledo, Health Science Campus
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00759512     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UTHSC - 09
Study First Received: September 24, 2008
Last Updated: February 2, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Arthritis
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 24, 2014