Condition category
Signs and Symptoms
Date applied
08/06/2007
Date assigned
04/12/2007
Last edited
11/08/2008
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 Kate Seers

ORCID ID

Contact details

Whichford House
Building 1400
Parkway Court
Oxford Business Park
Oxford
OX4 2JY
United Kingdom

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

NAPREC 97.053

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Does massage for chronic non-malignant pain reduce pain and anxiety?

Ethics approval

Oxford Nursing and Allied Professions Ethics Committee (NAPREC) (ref: 97.053)

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Not Specified

Patient information sheet

Condition

Chronic non-malignant pain

Intervention

Intervention: 15 min massage
Control intervention: 15 min talk with a nurse about their pain

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Pain, assessed immediately after massage and 1, 2, 3 and 4 hours later using a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and the McGill Pain Questionnaire
2. Anxiety, assessed immediately after massage and 1, 2, 3 and 4 hours later by the short form Spielberg State-Trait Anxiety scale

Secondary outcome measures

Overall rating of intervention by patient and observer (researcher), assessed by an interview after intervention (normally at 4 hours, however for some of the participants who dropped out of study the interview took place at a earlier timepoint)

Overall trial start date

01/01/1998

Overall trial end date

31/12/2000

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Patients aged 18 or over attending pain relief unit whose pain was described as moderate or severe.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

120

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Non-English speakers
2. Taken analgesics within two hours prior to treatment

Recruitment start date

01/01/1998

Recruitment end date

31/12/2000

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Whichford House
Oxford
OX4 2JY
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Royal College of Nursing Institute (UK)

Sponsor details

Whichford House
Building 1400
Parkway Court
Oxford Business Park
Oxford
OX4 2JY
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://www.rcn.org.uk

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Oxfordshire Health Services Research Fund (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

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

Results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18601729

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Seers K, Crichton N, Martin J, Coulson K, Carroll D, A randomised controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of a single session of nurse administered massage for short term relief of chronic non-malignant pain., BMC Nurs, 2008, 7, 10, doi: 10.1186/1472-6955-7-10.

Additional files

Editorial Notes