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The aim of this study is to examine the effect of Reiki on symptom control and quality of life in breast cancer patients.

Clinical Trial Description

Breast cancer is the world's second most common type of cancer, the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women, and the leading cause of cancer death. Energy therapies have an essential place in complementary and alternative treatments that are commonly used in breast cancer patients. Reiki, practiced by trained practitioners, is performed by activating the body's energy centers, including blood and lymph circulation, and stimulating the nervous system, thus providing energy circulation and providing mental-physical relaxation, positively affecting health. The effect of Reiki on cancer patients has been shown in studies that it can relieve pain, reduce anxiety and depression, improve quality of life and reduce fatigue. In this study, women with stage 3 and 4 metastatic breast cancer who were diagnosed with breast cancer for at least 3 months and received at least two cycles of chemotherapy in the outpatient chemotherapy unit of the Medical Oncology outpatient clinic of a training and research hospital will be included. It is aimed to reach a total of 52 women who meet the inclusion criteria and agreed to participate in the study between February 1, 2023, and July 30, 2023. Patient Descriptive Information Form, Edmonton Symptom Diagnosis Scale (ESTO), and European Association for Cancer Research and Treatment BR23 Quality of Life Scale (EORTC-QLQ-BR232) preliminary tests will be applied to all women. Patients will be randomized 1:1 into groups by a single therapist according to the block randomization method. Under the guidance of a researcher holding a Usui Reiki Master & Teacher degree, a total of 26 patients in the intervention group will be given a short 30-minute application to energy centers by researchers with a second-degree Reiki practitioner. On the second and on third days, 30 minutes of short Reiki will be done remotely. No treatment will be applied to 26 patients in the control group. Post-tests will be applied to all patients 3 days and 10 days after they were included in the study. ;

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NCT number NCT05684458
Study type Interventional
Source Ankara Medipol University
Contact Nursemin Unal
Phone +905077433629
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date February 1, 2023
Completion date August 31, 2023

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