Reiki for Knee

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Knee+2 More
Reiki - Behavioral
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This study will be a single-site, four-arm, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Knee osteoarthritis patients (N=164) will be randomized to Reiki, Sham Reiki (placebo control), mindfulness meditation (active control), or a waitlist control condition. The three active interventions will be applied for 20 minutes, once a week, for four consecutive weeks in a university laboratory setting.

Eligible Conditions

  • Knee

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for Knee

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 6 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Immediately before to after the first and last treatment session, which comprises a 20 minute span

Week 4
Quantitative sensory testing
Immediately before to after the first and last treatment session, which comprises a 20 minute span
Change in Acute Pain Intensity
Change in State Decentering
Change in State Self-Transcendence
Pleasant Sensation Ratio
Week 6
Change in Anxiety
Change in Depression
Change in Osteoarthritis symptoms
Change in Pain Catastrophizing
Change in Prescription Pain Medication Misuse
Change in Quality of Life
Change in Sleep
Change in Trait Decentering
Change in Trait Self-Transcendence

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for Knee

Trial Design

4 Treatment Groups

Waitlist Control
1 of 4
Mindfulness Meditation
1 of 4
1 of 4
Sham Reiki
1 of 4
Active Control
Experimental Treatment
Non-Treatment Group

164 Total Participants · 4 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Reiki · Has Placebo Group · N/A

Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Reiki · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Waitlist ControlNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: Waitlist Control · Intervention Types:
Sham Reiki
ShamComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Sham Reiki · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Mindfulness Meditation
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Mindfulness Meditation · Intervention Types: Behavioral
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Completed Phase 2

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: immediately before to after the first and last treatment session, which comprises a 20 minute span
Closest Location: University of Utah · Salt Lake City, UT
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2006First Recorded Clinical Trial
0 TrialsResearching Knee
673 CompletedClinical Trials

Who is running the clinical trial?

University of UtahLead Sponsor
976 Previous Clinical Trials
1,765,345 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 4 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have osteoarthritis in at least one knee.
You have a minimum average pain score of 2 on the WOMAC pain scale.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.