Self-Administered Hypnosis for Hot Flashes

Baylor University, Waco, TX
Hot Flashes+2 More ConditionsSelf-Administered Hypnosis - Behavioral
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Study Summary

This trial is testing whether self-hypnosis can help reduce hot flashes better than white noise hypnosis. They will also look at how each type of hypnosis impacts stress, sleep, anxiety, and heart rate variability.

Eligible Conditions
  • Hot Flashes
  • Postmenopausal Syndrome
  • Breast Cancer

Treatment Effectiveness

Phase-Based Effectiveness

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Study Objectives

1 Primary · 8 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Daily during weeks 1-6 of the intervention and during week 12.

At Baseline
Elkins Hypnotizability Scale
Baseline & 6 weeks
Measures of Heart Rate Variability
Baseline & 6 weeks.
Diurnal Cortisol Rhythm
Week 12
Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Emotional Distress Anxiety Scale
Baseline, 6 & 12-Weeks
Hot Flash Related Daily Interference Scale
Week 12
Perceived Stress Scale
Week 12
Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index
Week 12
Self-Hypnosis Practice Log
Daily for 8 total weeks
Hot Flash Daily Diary
Week 6
Subject Global Impression of Change

Trial Safety

Phase-Based Safety

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Awards & Highlights

No Placebo Group
All patients enrolled in this trial will receive the new treatment.

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Self-Administered White Noise Hypnosis
1 of 2
Self-Administered Hypnosis
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

232 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Self-Administered Hypnosis · No Placebo Group · N/A

Self-Administered Hypnosis
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Self-Administered Hypnosis · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Self-Administered White Noise Hypnosis
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Self-Administered White Noise Hypnosis · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: daily during weeks 1-6 of the intervention and during week 12.

Who is running the clinical trial?

Baylor UniversityLead Sponsor
49 Previous Clinical Trials
64,233 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Hot Flashes
187 Patients Enrolled for Hot Flashes
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)NIH
796 Previous Clinical Trials
657,380 Total Patients Enrolled
13 Trials studying Hot Flashes
1,597 Patients Enrolled for Hot Flashes
University of MichiganOTHER
1,670 Previous Clinical Trials
6,421,323 Total Patients Enrolled
Gary Elkins, Ph.D.Principal InvestigatorBaylor University
Debra Barton, RN,PhD,FAANPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Michigan

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · Female Participants · 0 Total Inclusion Criteria

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Frequently Asked Questions

To what extent is participation in this trial expanding?

"Affirmative. The page reveals that 232 subjects are being sought for a trial which was initially posted on November 15th 2018, and modified most recently on July 18th 2022. All recruitment is taking place at one location." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Are there still vacancies available for participants in this medical trial?

"Per the information provided by, this study is presently recruiting participants for its research. Initially posted on November 15th 2018, it was most recently updated July 18th 2022." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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