The Effect of Reiki on Breastfeeding Self-efficacy, Pregnancy Complaints and Quality of Life

Cukurova University (Other)
Overall Status
Not yet recruiting ID

Study Details

Study Description

Brief Summary

Despite the benefits of reiki application, no study has been found that examined the effects of reiki on breastfeeding self-efficacy, complaints during pregnancy and quality of life in pregnant women.

Condition or Disease Intervention/Treatment Phase
  • Other: Reiki implementation

Detailed Description

Reiki, one of the complementary and alternative therapy (CAM) methods; It means "universal life energy" and is natural healing energy (Müller & Günther, 2006). This healing method is a way of treating others physically and spiritually (Vitale&O'Connor, 2006; Yücel, 2007). Reiki focuses on energy chakras and bio-psycho-spiritual healing. Reiki enables vital signs (blood pressure, pulse rate, respiratory rate) to reach normal levels, reduces acute and chronic pain, facilitates sleep, reduces anxiety and fear, relieves depression, reduces stress, provides relaxation, reduces the use of painkillers and increases coping skills. (Anderson & Ameling, 2001; Kelley & William, 2009; Lee et al., 2003; Pocotte & Salvador, 2008; Vitale, 2006).

Nurses are responsible for increasing the general health level of the mother by detecting and treating the existing diseases in the pregnant, providing timely diagnosis and treatment of potential problems that may arise, monitoring and evaluating the development of the mother and the fetus during pregnancy, giving care to the mother during pregnancy, general body care, nutrition, activity, family planning, It is responsible for providing information on signs of danger, care of the newborn and other issues that the mother may need, preparing the mother for birth physiologically and psychologically, thus increasing the quality of life of the mother (Taşkın, 2016).

Study Design

Study Type:
Anticipated Enrollment :
68 participants
Intervention Model:
Parallel Assignment
None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose:
Supportive Care
Official Title:
The Effect of Reiki Applied to Pregnant Women in the Last Trimester on Breastfeeding Self-efficacy, Pregnancy Complaints and Quality of Life: A Randomized Controlled Study
Anticipated Study Start Date :
Aug 1, 2023
Anticipated Primary Completion Date :
Aug 1, 2024
Anticipated Study Completion Date :
Aug 31, 2024

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/Treatment
Experimental: Intervention group that given education

Reiki group

Other: Reiki implementation
Reiki is implied by putting hands on the patient and it is believed that energy is transferred to patients by hands.

No Intervention: Control group

Group with no intervention

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures

  1. Effect of reiki [starting from 28th gestational week until postpartum 6th week]

    Reiki may affect breastfeeding self-efficacy and compliments in pregnancy

Eligibility Criteria


Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 45 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Inclusion Criteria:

First pregnancy In 28th and above gestational week Able to read and write Open to communication

Exclusion Criteria:

Having psychiatric history Diagnosed with risky pregnancy Having congenital anomaly in the baby in the postpartum period Having the childbirth preparation classes Receiving energy therapies before and having reiki training certificate

Contacts and Locations


No locations specified.

Sponsors and Collaborators

  • Cukurova University


None specified.

Study Documents (Full-Text)

None provided.

More Information


None provided.
Responsible Party:
Dilara Keklik, Research Assistant, PhD, Cukurova University Identifier:
Other Study ID Numbers:
  • 134
First Posted:
Jul 12, 2023
Last Update Posted:
Jul 12, 2023
Last Verified:
Jul 1, 2023
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD:
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product:
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product:
Keywords provided by Dilara Keklik, Research Assistant, PhD, Cukurova University

Study Results

No Results Posted as of Jul 12, 2023