Effect of Guided Imagery on Patients With Chronic Pain Related to Spinal Cord Injury

This study has suspended participant recruitment.
(Due to other projects priority)
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00678548
First received: May 13, 2008
Last updated: March 10, 2009
Last verified: March 2009

May 13, 2008
March 10, 2009
October 2008
January 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Pain intensity, as measured by NRS and BPIQ [ Time Frame: NRS daily and BPIQ pre and post, (four weeks ) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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BDI, BAI and SF36 [ Time Frame: pre and postintervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Effect of Guided Imagery on Patients With Chronic Pain Related to Spinal Cord Injury
Effect of Positive Guided Imagery on Patients With in or Below-Level Chronic Pain Related to Spinal Cord Injury

Chronic pain after spinal cord injury in or below the level of injury is a common problem and can be severe.

The purpose of our study is to investigate the effect of pleasant guided imagery on spinal cord injured patients with chronic pain in or below the level of injury.

The study is a controlled simple blind randomized prospective study. Subjects who live in Trøndelag ( Norway) and who have a traumatic or non traumatic spinal cord injury with chronic pain in or below the level of injury will be included in the study.

Assessments: Pain will be measured with NRS(numeric pain rating scale) and BPIQ (Brief pain intervention questionnaire), anxiety and depression with BDI and BAI (Beck`s depression and anxiety inventory) and quality of live with SF36 health survey.

The subjects will be randomized in a treatment and control group. One group will use daily for four weeks a CD with a pleasant guided imagery, the other group will write a short pain diary.

The NRS will be registered daily and the other assessments before and after the interventions.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Pain
  • Behavioral: Pleasant guided imagery
    CD with pleasant guided imagery
  • Behavioral: Pain diary
    Filling out a pain diary
  • Experimental: A
    CD
    Intervention: Behavioral: Pleasant guided imagery
  • Active Comparator: B
    Pain diary
    Intervention: Behavioral: Pain diary
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Suspended
40
May 2012
January 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Traumatic and non traumatic SCI (spinal cord injury) persons in Trøndelag (Norway)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not sufficient knowledge of the Norwegian language, cancer, serious cognitive impairment, abuse or dependence of alcohol, narcotics or analgesics and dissociative disorder
Both
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No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Norway
 
NCT00678548
4.2007.1943
No
Tom Torhaug, MD, Nowegian University of Science and Technology
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
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Principal Investigator: Gunnar Leivseth, Professor MD Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
March 2009

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