Trial document




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  DRKS00004567

Trial Description

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Title

Patients' experiences with neuraltherapy during an inpatient stay at the Clinic of Complementary and Integrative Medicine

- a qualitative study with semistructured interviews

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Trial Acronym

STAT-NT-Quali-I

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URL of the Trial

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Brief Summary in Lay Language

The multimodal therapy at the Clinic of Complementary and Intergrative Medicine is based on conventional medicine and additionally uses classical naturopathic principles of complementary medicine. Neuraltherapy is such a therapeutic option that is applied within the framework of the inpatient stay.

Neuraltherapy can be described as the use of local anesthetics for the diagnosis and therapy of acute and chronic diseases. It has a comprehensive field of application: chronic pain diseases with an orthopedic (arthritis, fibromyalgia) or neurologic cause (migraine, tension headache) are treated as well as internistic diagnoses (chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, irritable colon syndrome, asthma)-

The therapeutic success and the patients' perception are individually variable. There is so far no systematic documentation and analysis of individual of patients treated with neuraltherapy.

The presented project comprises qualitative semistructured in-depth interviews regarding the individual experiences with patients treated with neuraltherapy during their inpatient stay at the Clinic of Complementary and Intergrative Medicine.

The interviews aim at possibly perceived cognitive, emotional and physiological effects. A total of max. 30 patients will be interviewed. The subjective perception of the symptoms, the attitude towards the treatment and the influence of the therapy on their behaviour will be in the focus.

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Brief Summary in Scientific Language

The presented project comprises qualitative semistructured in-depth interviews regarding the individual experiences with patients treated with neuraltherapy during their inpatient stay at the Clinic of Complementary and Intergrative Medicine.

The interviews aim at possibly perceived cognitive, emotional and physiological effects. A total of max. 30 patients will be interviewed. The subjective perception of the symptoms, the attitude towards the treatment and the influence of the therapy on their behaviour will be in the focus.

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Organizational Data

  •   DRKS00004567
  •   2012/11/27
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  •   yes
  •   Approved
  •   12-5208-BO, Ethik-Kommission der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Duisburg-Essen
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Health Condition or Problem studied

  •   diseases for which neuraltherapy is indicated
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Interventions/Observational Groups

  •   Patients treated with neuraltherapy during their inpatient stay are asked if they are willing to participate in the interview study. The appointment for the semistructured in-depth interviews with each patient are individually made. Each patient with signed informed consent is interviewed once.
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Characteristics

  •   Non-interventional
  •   Observational study
  •   Single arm study
  •   Open (masking not used)
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  •   Uncontrolled/Single arm
  •   Other
  •   Single (group)
  •   N/A
  •   N/A
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Primary Outcome

Patients' experiences with neuraltherapy: onetime, semistructured, in depth interviews

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Secondary Outcome

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Countries of Recruitment

  •   Germany
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Locations of Recruitment

  • Medical Center 
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Recruitment

  •   Actual
  •   2012/11/26
  •   30
  •   Monocenter trial
  •   National
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Inclusion Criteria

  •   Both, male and female
  •   18   Years
  •   no maximum age
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Additional Inclusion Criteria

- treatment with neuraltherapy during their inpatient stay at the Clinic for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Essen, Germany
- signed informed consent
- sufficient knowledge of the German language
- minimum age of 18

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Exclusion Criteria

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Addresses

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    • Universität Duisburg-Essen Lehrstuhl und Klinik für Naturheilkund und Integrative Medizin, Knappschafts-Krankenhaus, Kliniken Essen-Mitte
    • Mr.  Prof. Dr. med.  Gustav  Dobos 
    • Am Deimelsberg 34a
    • 45276  Essen
    • Germany
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    • Universität Duisburg-Essen, Lehrstuhl und Klinik für Naturheilkunde und Integrative Medizin, Knappschafts-Krankenhaus, Kliniken Essen-Mitte
    • Ms.  Dipl.-Psych.  Kyung-Eun  Choi 
    • Am Deimelsberg 34a
    • 45276  Essen
    • Germany
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    • Universität Duisburg-Essen, Lehrstuhl und Klinik für Naturheilkunde und Integrative Medizin, Knappschafts-Krankenhaus, Kliniken Essen-Mitte
    • Ms.  Dipl.-Psych.  Kyung-Eun  Choi 
    • Am Deimelsberg 34a
    • 45276  Essen
    • Germany
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Sources of Monetary or Material Support

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    • Universität Duisburg-Essen Lehrstuhl und Klinik für Naturheilkund und Integrative Medizin, Knappschafts-Krankenhaus, Kliniken Essen-Mitte
    • Mr.  Prof. Dr. med.  Gustav  Dobos 
    • Am Deimelsberg 34a
    • 45276  Essen
    • Germany
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Status

  •   Recruiting complete, follow-up complete
  •   2014/11/20
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