Hypnotherapy to Improve Coping With Stress

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Charité University Medicine Berlin

Status

Completed

Conditions

Stress, Psychological

Treatments

Behavioral: Health education
Behavioral: Hypnosis

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03525093
HYPNOSTRESS2

Details and patient eligibility

About

This prospective controlled study aims to test a 5 week group hypnosis training as intervention to improve coping with perceived psychological stress.

Enrollment

80 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 70 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Healthy or health-stable participants between 18 and 65 years with increased perceived stress for at least 3 months
  • Perceived stress in the last week on the visual analog scale> 40 mm (VAS 0 - 100 mm)
  • Ability to consent and sign declaration of consent

Exclusion criteria

  • Current or planned participation in a stress management exercise within the next 17 weeks
  • Current use of psychotherapeutic treatment
  • Presence of moderate or severe acute or chronic disease
  • Presence of an acute or chronic mental disorder
  • Participation in a study within the last 2 months prior to enrollment
  • Lack of understanding of the German language

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

80 participants in 2 patient groups

Hypnosis + health education
Active Comparator group
Description:
5 sessions of group hypnosis, each 90 minutes; plus CDs/MP3 recordings to train at home plus health education booklet on coping with stress
Treatment:
Behavioral: Hypnosis
Health education alone
Other group
Description:
Patients receive a health education booklet to improve coping with stress
Treatment:
Behavioral: Health education

Trial contacts and locations

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