Effects of Vital Shower on Quality of Life, Immune Function, Cardiovascular Regulation and Well-being

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Charité University Medicine Berlin

Status

Enrolling

Conditions

General Population

Treatments

Device: Hansgrohe prototype

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT05328856
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Details and patient eligibility

About

The aim of this exploratory randomized controlled clinical study is to evaluate the health-promoting effects of Kneipp hydrotherapy, in the form of the Vital Shower, a variation of the alternating warm and cold showers, in a four-week daily application. The hydrotherapy will be carried out in the home environment using a shower prototype from Hansgrohe.

Enrollment

50 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 70 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Female and male patients between 18 and 70 years of age

Exclusion criteria

  • Bad general condition
  • Serious acute or chronic comorbidity
  • Pregnancy and breast feeding period/ in the next 6 months
  • Participation in a clinical trial within the last 3 months before enrollment
  • Simultaneous participation in another clinical trial
  • Raynaud's disease or cold agglutinin disease
  • Severe mental illness
  • Insufficiently treated dermatological diseases (e.g. neurodermatitis, psoriasis)
  • Non-compatible sanitary shower or bath devices

Trial design

Primary purpose

Prevention

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

50 participants in 2 patient groups

Vital shower
Active Comparator group
Description:
Participants receive the installation of a shower prototype from Hansgrohe and training including a handout. After installation, participants are asked to shower daily for four weeks according to a predefined shower protocol with alternating warm and cold water application.
Treatment:
Device: Hansgrohe prototype
Regular shower
No Intervention group
Description:
Participants are advised not to change their showering behaviour; at the end of the study, the participants receive an offer of a shower head for free.

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Miriam Rösner

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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