Long-term Effect of Hypnosis in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

L

Lone Knudsen, MSc Psych, PhD

Status

Terminated

Conditions

Spinal Cord Injuries

Treatments

Other: Neutral hypnosis
Other: Coping-oriented hypnosis

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03063333
240929

Details and patient eligibility

About

Coping-oriented hypnotic suggestions aimed at reducing pain catastrophizing was shown to reduce pain in people with chronic tension-type headache and experimental pain in healthy volunteers during hypnosis (Kjøgx et al., 2016). However, the duration of the effect on pain post-hypnosis is unknown. The aim is to investigate the durational effect of a single session of coping-oriented hypnotic suggestions on chronic pain in patients with spinal cord injury. If effective for a longer period post-hypnosis, this form of hypnosis may provide an alternative to medicine or may be used in conjunction with lower medicine dosages. Methods: 75 patients with spinal cord injury and pain is randomized into one of three conditions; coping-oriented hypnosis plus current treatment, neutral hypnosis plus current treatment or current treatment only. Pain intensity, coping strategies, pain catastrophizing, anxiety and depression is assessed before intervention and over a period of 14 days post-intervention.

Enrollment

7 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Spinal cord injury (tetraplegia or paraplegia) with some preservation of hand functioning
  • Baseline pain level of ≥ 3 on a Numeric Rating Scale (NRS; 0-10 where 10 is extremely severe pain)
  • Pain duration of at least 8 weeks.

Exclusion criteria

  • Severe mental or psychiatric illness
  • Substance abuse (drugs, alcohol or medicine)
  • Lack of ability to cooperate during the experiment
  • Severe high cervical lesions
  • Severe autonomic dysautonomia

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Double Blind

7 participants in 3 patient groups, including a placebo group

Coping-oriented hypnosis
Experimental group
Treatment:
Other: Coping-oriented hypnosis
Neutral hypnosis
Placebo Comparator group
Treatment:
Other: Neutral hypnosis
current treatment only
No Intervention group

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