Condition category
Signs and Symptoms
Date applied
06/09/2005
Date assigned
04/10/2005
Last edited
10/09/2009
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Bernard Burnand

ORCID ID

Contact details

IUMSP
Bugnon 17
Lausanne
CH-1010
Switzerland

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Hypnosis and auto-hypnosis do not reduce pain in patients with chronic pain

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Various conditions engendering chronic pain

Intervention

Hypnosis and auto-hypnosis administered and taught by trained nurses

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Level of pain (VAS)

Secondary outcome measures

1. Physical activity (tridimensional accelerometer)
2. Health related quality of life (SF-36)

Overall trial start date

01/05/1993

Overall trial end date

31/12/1994

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. To be referred (including occasional self-referral) for the management of chronic pain
2. To live within manageable distances from the hospital
3. To be aged 18 or above
4. To understand and speak French adequately
5. To be able to see, hear and communicate (i.e. no alteration of consciousness)
6. To have no diagnosis of mental illness (e.g. psychosis)
7. To give informed consent

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

2 x 65 = 130

Participant exclusion criteria

Patients were excluded from the study whenever they wished and/or when no conventional treatment could be proposed.

Recruitment start date

01/05/1993

Recruitment end date

31/12/1994

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Switzerland

Trial participating centre

IUMSP
Lausanne
CH-1010
Switzerland

Sponsor information

Organisation

Hospital of Morges (Switzerland)

Sponsor details

Morges
CH-1110
Switzerland

Sponsor type

Hospital/treatment centre

Website

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Swiss National Science Foundation (Switzerland) (SNF 4034-35883)

Alternative name(s)

Swiss National Science Foundation, Fonds National Suisse de la Recherche Scientifique, Fondo Nazionale Svizzero per la Ricerca Scientifica, Fonds National Suisse, Fondo Nazionale Svizzero, Schweizerischer Nationalfonds, SNF

Funding Body Type

private sector organisation

Funding Body Subtype

foundation

Location

Switzerland

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

1994 protocol in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8073244

Publication citations

  1. Protocol

    Buchser E, Burnand B, Sprunger AL, Clémence A, Lepage C, Martin Y, Chédel D, Guex P, Sloutskis D, Rumley R, Hypnosis and self-hypnosis, administered and taught by nurses, for the reduction of chronic pain: a controlled clinical trial., Schweiz Med Wochenschr Suppl, 1994, 62, 77-81.

Additional files

Editorial Notes