This trial has been completed.

Condition cancer
Treatment caring hand massage
Sponsor Mayo Clinic
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.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Intervention model single group assignment
Primary purpose supportive care
Masking no masking
Caring Hand massage will be provided to the outpatients undergoing chemotherapy
caring hand massage Hand Massage Therapy Program
Caring Hand Massage is a hand massage therapy program with several steps and techniques.

Primary Outcomes

Comparison of symptom scores
time frame: baseline to 45 minutes.

Eligibility Criteria

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)

Additional Information

Official title Caring Hand Massage - an Intervention in Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy in an Outpatient Setting - a Pilot Study
Principal investigator Susanne M Cutshall
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2017.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Mayo Clinic.