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Iowa City, Iowa 52242


Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of healing touch and relaxation therapy on cervical cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment.


Study summary:

The side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment are often severe and can have devastating effects on the mental and physical well-being of cancer patients. This study will determine whether healing touch and relaxation therapy are effective in minimizing the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment in cervical cancer patients. Participants in this study will receive weekly chemotherapy and daily radiation treatments for 6 weeks. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive either standard care (SC), SC plus relaxation therapy, or SC plus healing touch therapy. The relaxation therapy consists of progressive muscle relaxation and guided imagery. The healing touch therapy involves an energy-based modality in which health care practitioners stimulate the energy fields surrounding the patient. A physician-completed assessment and measures of immune function will be used to assess the well-being and overall quality of life of participants.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Stage Ib1-IVa cervical cancer - Treatment with concurrent chemotherapy and radiation at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Exclusion Criteria: - Immunosuppressive disorders - Use of immunosuppressive medications - Transplant recipient - Metastatic or recurrent cervical cancer - History of any other type of cancer


NCT ID:

NCT00084123


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Susan K Lutgendorf, MD
University of Iowa


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Iowa City, Iowa 52242
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: June 25, 2018

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