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The Color of Itch; Itch Modification by Color Viewing

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03928223
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 26, 2019
Last Update Posted : April 26, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland

Brief Summary:

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

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 72 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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

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MedlinePlus related topics: Itching


Intervention Details:
  • 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.


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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



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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Dermatology in- and outpatients with itch in the Department of Dermatology of the University Hospital Basel.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Dermatology in- and outpatients with itch

Exclusion Criteria:

  • color blindness
  • lack of time
  • lack of German language.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03928223


Locations
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Switzerland
Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel
Basel, Switzerland, 4031
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Simon Müller, Dr. med Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel

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Responsible Party: University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03928223     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Req 2017-1; sp19Mueller4
First Posted: April 26, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 26, 2019
Last Verified: April 2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland:
contagious itch
Manchester Color Wheel

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pruritus
Skin Diseases
Skin Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms