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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152819
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Efficacy of Reiki in Pain Management at End of Life
Abstract:
The Efficacy of Reiki in Pain Management at End of Life
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 21, 2004
Author:Gonzalez, Lois, PhD, ARNP, BC
P.I. Institution Name:University of South Florida
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Helen Taylor, MS, RN
This 3-group comparative experimental study explored the efficacy of Reiki, an energy therapy, as an adjuvant to pain medications in persons with cancer at end of life. Hypotheses were: When compared to placebo and control groups there will be (1) significant decreases in pain-rating appraisals and significant increases in sleep quality appraisals in the Reiki group, and (2) significant decreases in blood pressure, pulse and respirations and increases in temperature in the Reiki group. Subjects were randomly assigned to a treatment, placebo, or control group. Prior to the intervention each subject completed a baseline data collection of cognitive functional ability using the Short, Portable Mental Status Questionnaire (SPMSQ), a Sleep Quality Visual Analog Scale, a Pain Numeric Rating Scale, and assessment of vital signs (temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respirations). Immediately following the Reiki or placebo session, pain and vital signs were measured again. One week later, all groups were assessed again on measures of sleep, pain, and vital signs. Sixty (60) of the original randomized sample (N=90) completed the study. The main effect was a significant improvement in sleep across all groups (p<.05). There were no significant interaction effects due to lack of power, but there were encouraging trends in a positive direction in measures of sleep, pulse and systolic blood pressure. These data suggest more of a relaxation response in the Reiki group. Thus, these measures were found to be temporally more sensitive as objective physiological measures of relaxation and decreased anxiety. Replication with a larger sample is indicated.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
21-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Efficacy of Reiki in Pain Management at End of Lifeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152819-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Efficacy of Reiki in Pain Management at End of Life</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 21, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gonzalez, Lois, PhD, ARNP, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of South Florida</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">logonzal@hsc.usf.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Helen Taylor, MS, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This 3-group comparative experimental study explored the efficacy of Reiki, an energy therapy, as an adjuvant to pain medications in persons with cancer at end of life. Hypotheses were: When compared to placebo and control groups there will be (1) significant decreases in pain-rating appraisals and significant increases in sleep quality appraisals in the Reiki group, and (2) significant decreases in blood pressure, pulse and respirations and increases in temperature in the Reiki group. Subjects were randomly assigned to a treatment, placebo, or control group. Prior to the intervention each subject completed a baseline data collection of cognitive functional ability using the Short, Portable Mental Status Questionnaire (SPMSQ), a Sleep Quality Visual Analog Scale, a Pain Numeric Rating Scale, and assessment of vital signs (temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respirations). Immediately following the Reiki or placebo session, pain and vital signs were measured again. One week later, all groups were assessed again on measures of sleep, pain, and vital signs. Sixty (60) of the original randomized sample (N=90) completed the study. The main effect was a significant improvement in sleep across all groups (p&lt;.05). There were no significant interaction effects due to lack of power, but there were encouraging trends in a positive direction in measures of sleep, pulse and systolic blood pressure. These data suggest more of a relaxation response in the Reiki group. Thus, these measures were found to be temporally more sensitive as objective physiological measures of relaxation and decreased anxiety. Replication with a larger sample is indicated.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:51:07Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-21en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:51:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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