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Home Based Massage and Relaxation for Sickle Cell Pain

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00066079
First received: August 1, 2003
Last updated: August 4, 2008
Last verified: August 2008

August 1, 2003
August 4, 2008
August 2003
November 2006   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00066079 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
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Home Based Massage and Relaxation for Sickle Cell Pain
Home Based Massage and Relaxation for Sickle Cell Pain

The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of in-home, family-administered massage and in-home relaxation training on measures of physical status and health care utilization in a sample of African American adolescents age 15 years and older and adults with chronic pain associated with sickle cell disease who have been randomly assigned to six sessions of either family-administered massage or progressive muscle relaxation training.

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Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Sickle Cell Disease
  • Procedure: massage
  • Behavioral: relaxation
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
30
November 2006
November 2006   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion criteria:

  • Medically diagnosed with sickle cell disease, including hemoglobin SS disease, hemoglobin SD disease, hemoglobin SC disease, or sickle-thalassemia
  • Self-report of having experienced chronic pain related to sickle cell disease during the past 30 days.
  • Availability of a family member or friend who agrees to be trained to administer massages if the participant is randomized to the massage arm of the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Sickle cell trait instead of sickle cell disease diagnosis.
  • Diagnosis of disease in addition to sickle cell disease which requires regular use of pain medication. (Please note, regular use of pain medication for sickle cell pain is NOT an exclusion)
Both
15 Years to 65 Years
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Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00066079
R21 AT001078-01A1
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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
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Principal Investigator: Cynthia D. Myers, PhD, LMT The Moffitt Cancer Center
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
August 2008

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