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

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified July 2010 by TsaoTun Psychiatric Center, Department of Health, Taiwan.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
TsaoTun Psychiatric Center, Department of Health, Taiwan
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01167348
First received: July 16, 2010
Last updated: July 22, 2010
Last verified: July 2010
  Purpose

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


Condition Intervention
Schizophrenia
Obesity
Procedure: auricular acupressure

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effectiveness Of Auricular Acupressure On Body Weight Parameters On Patients With Schizophrenia

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Further study details as provided by TsaoTun Psychiatric Center, Department of Health, Taiwan:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Using Body weight scale (kilogram) and checking body weight for all participants [ Time Frame: 2 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    all participants are going to be measured body weight per week for 2 months.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • waist circumference [ Time Frame: 2 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    All participants are going to be measured waist circumference per week for 2 months.

  • Fat percentage by using bio-Impedance Analysis(Tanita-519 machine) [ Time Frame: 2 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    All participants will be measured fat percentage by BIA(Tanita-519) per 2 months.


Estimated Enrollment: 86
Study Start Date: June 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 60 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01167348

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
  More Information

No publications provided

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
Study First Received: July 16, 2010
Last Updated: July 22, 2010
Health Authority: Taiwan: Department of Health

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Weight
Obesity
Schizophrenia
Mental Disorders
Nutrition Disorders
Overnutrition
Overweight
Schizophrenia and Disorders with Psychotic Features
Signs and Symptoms

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