Caring Hand Massage - an Intervention in Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy in an Outpatient Setting - a Pilot Study
This trial has been completed.
|Treatment||caring hand massage|
|Start date||May 2016|
|End date||February 2017|
|Trial size||40 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT02742415, 16-001790|
Since there is a limited amount of evidence on the feasibility and outcomes on the use of hand massage in patients undergoing cancer treatment, the purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and outcomes of hand massage therapy in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, and to measure its influence on their symptoms.
|Intervention model||single group assignment|
|Primary purpose||supportive care|
Caring Hand massage will be provided to the outpatients undergoing chemotherapy
Comparison of symptom scores
time frame: baseline to 45 minutes.
All participants from 18 years up to 80 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: 1. Patients age 18 - 80 2. Patient receiving treatment on Mayo Clinic's Chemotherapy Outpatient Clinic 3. Able to speak English and complete surveys 4. Able to read, understand and sign inform consent. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Patient has rash, sores, wounds, incision or other skin conditions on hands 2. Unable to give consent or complete the surveys 3. Already having received previous hand massage 4. Pregnant women. (As verbalized by participant)
|Official title||Caring Hand Massage - an Intervention in Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy in an Outpatient Setting - a Pilot Study|
|Principal investigator||Susanne M Cutshall|
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