Can Massage During One Year Improve Health in Health-care Providers Working in Hospital

Sponsor
University Hospital, Linkoeping (Other)
Overall Status
Not yet recruiting
CT.gov ID
NCT05555082
Collaborator
(none)
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Study Details

Study Description

Brief Summary

The overall aim of this pilot study is to investigate the effect, "feasibility" and experiences of regular massage over 12 months on the mental and physical health of healthcare professionals, as well as the frequency of layoffs, sick leave and reported patient safety risk cases, as well as health economics

Condition or Disease Intervention/Treatment Phase
  • Other: Massage
N/A

Detailed Description

A pilot and "feasibility" study with pre-post design. 50 health care professionals from the Medical Clinic, Vrinnevi Hospital in Norrköping are included. The participants perform 10 30 minute sessions of classic Swedish massage during 12 months by a certified masseur. Mental and physical health data is collected using questionnaires, blood and body weight. Data on layoffs, sick leave and patient safety risks are taken from the hospital's data register. Data regarding the participants' experience of receiving massages is collected during interviews.

Study Design

Study Type:
Interventional
Anticipated Enrollment :
50 participants
Allocation:
N/A
Intervention Model:
Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description:
50 health care professionals will receive massage monthly during 12 months. Massage will not be given during summer holiday. Thus, 30 minutes of massage will be given 10 times.50 health care professionals will receive massage monthly during 12 months. Massage will not be given during summer holiday. Thus, 30 minutes of massage will be given 10 times.
Masking:
None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose:
Other
Official Title:
Can Massage During One Year Improve Health in Health-care Providers Working in Hospital
Anticipated Study Start Date :
Jan 5, 2023
Anticipated Primary Completion Date :
Mar 1, 2024
Anticipated Study Completion Date :
Dec 30, 2024

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/Treatment
Experimental: Massage

30 minutes of classical swedish massage given by a certified masseur 10 times monthly during 12 months

Other: Massage
10 times of 30 minutes Swedish classical Massage will be given monthly during one year. The massage will be give by a cerified masseur

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures

  1. Symptoms of stress [change in Percieved Stress Scale-10 mean score from baseline (start of massage) to 12 months (end of massage). Score can range from 0 to 40. A higher score means more stress]

    Percieved Stress Scale-10

  2. Symptoms of depression [change in Patient Health Questionnaire-9 mean score from baseline (start of massage) to 12 months (end of massage). Score can range from 0 to 27. A higher score means more depressive symptoms]

    Patient Health Questionnaire-9

  3. Sleeping problems [change in Insomnia Severity Index mean score from baseline (start of massage) to 12 months (end of massage). Score can range from 0 to 28. A higher score means more sleeping problmes]

    Insomnia Severity Index

  4. Symptoms of anxiety [change in General Anxiety Disiorder mean score from baseline (start of massage) to 12 months (end of massage). Score can range from 0 to 21. A higher score means more anxiety]

    General Anxiety Disorder-7

Secondary Outcome Measures

  1. Staff turnover [the number of sick leave days during the 12 months internvetion period will be compared to the numbers of sicke leave days the previous year. Data will be collected from the hospitals datajournal system]

    Sick leave days

  2. Health Related Quality of life [change in the eight health concept scores and the two summary component scores of the RAND-36 from baseline (start of massage) to 12 months (end of massage). Scores range from 0 to 100. A higher score means a better health related quality of life]

    The RAND-36

  3. Global Quality of life [change in Visual Analog Scale from EQ-5D score from baseline (start of massage) to 12 months (end of massage). The scale ranges from 0 to 100. A higher score means a better quality of life]

    Visual Analog Scale from EQ-5D

Eligibility Criteria

Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study:
N/A and Older
Sexes Eligible for Study:
All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Yes
Inclusion Criteria:

Working at least for 50 % of fulltime

Main task working with patient care in the hospital ward

Exclusion Criteria:

Contacts and Locations

Locations

No locations specified.

Sponsors and Collaborators

  • University Hospital, Linkoeping

Investigators

  • Principal Investigator: Peter Johansson, Professor, Link√∂pings Universiet

Study Documents (Full-Text)

None provided.

More Information

Publications

None provided.
Responsible Party:
Peter Johansson, Professor, University Hospital, Linkoeping
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT05555082
Other Study ID Numbers:
  • 2020-01140
First Posted:
Sep 26, 2022
Last Update Posted:
Sep 26, 2022
Last Verified:
Sep 1, 2022
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
No
Plan to Share IPD:
No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product:
No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product:
No

Study Results

No Results Posted as of Sep 26, 2022