The Color of Itch; Itch Modification by Color Viewing
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03928223|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 26, 2019
Last Update Posted : April 26, 2019
Itch is the commonest skin-related symptom. There is increasing evidence that itch can be influenced by visual cues. The impact of colors on itch has not yet been studied.
This study investigates Itch modification by color viewing and whether patients can match or counteract their itch with a color.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Itch Pruritus||Other: exploratory survey on Itch modification by color viewing|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||72 participants|
|Official Title:||The Color of Itch; Itch Modification by Color Viewing- an Exploratory Survey|
|Actual Study Start Date :||March 1, 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||August 31, 2018|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||August 31, 2018|
- Other: exploratory survey on Itch modification by color viewing
Patients relate their itch to a color of the Manchester Color Wheel (MCW) and choose a color of the MCW aimed at counteracting their itch. They complete the ItchyQoL (German version), which is a standard tool to assess itch-related quality of life. Then patients look at their "antipruritic" monochrome color for five minutes on a lap-top screen. Itch intensity (0-10 NRS) will be assessed at baseline and again after the patients looked at this color for 5 minutes.
- Change in itch intensity [ Time Frame: assessed at baseline and again after the patients looked at the "antipruritic" color for 5 minutes ]Change in itch intensity (measured on a 0-10 Numerical Rating Scale, NRS); 0 = no itch; 10 = most intensive itch
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03928223
|Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel|
|Basel, Switzerland, 4031|
|Principal Investigator:||Simon Müller, Dr. med||Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel|