A Randomized Study of Polarity or Massage Therapy to Reduce Fatigue in Breast Cancer Patients During Radiation Therapy
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00288795|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 8, 2006
Last Update Posted : December 1, 2011
This research study is being conducted to compare the effectiveness of two types of complimentary medicine treatments to see if they will reduce the fatigue experienced by breast cancer patients receiving radiation therapy. The treatments being studied are Polarity Therapy and Massage Therapy.
The primary study hypothesis is that Polarity Therapy will be efficacious in relieving fatigue in breast cancer patients receiving radiation treatments.
The secondary hypothesis is that Polarity Therapy will be efficacious in improving health-related quality of life in breast cancer patients receiving radiation treatments.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Fatigue||Other: Massage Therapy Other: Polarity Therapy||Phase 1 Phase 2|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||45 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||A Randomized Study of Polarity or Massage Therapy to Reduce Fatigue in Breast Cancer Patients During Radiation Therapy|
|Study Start Date :||January 2006|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||November 2011|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2011|
No Intervention: 1
Other: Massage Therapy
Other: Polarity Therapy
Use of energy fields to alleviate distress and achieve balance in the body
- Fatigue: Brief Fatigue Inventory and the Multidimensional Fatigue Symptom Inventory; objectively via actigraphy; mood via the Fatigue/Inertia subscale of the Monopolar Profile of Mood States. [ Time Frame: 4 wk ]
- Health -Related Quality of Life: Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue (FACIT-F). Quality of sleep assessed subjectively with Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Inventory and a Sleep Diary. [ Time Frame: 4 wk ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00288795
|United States, New York|
|University of Rochester James P. Wilmot Cancer Center|
|Rochester, New York, United States, 14642|
|Principal Investigator:||Karen Mustian, Ph.D.||University of Rochester|