Mechanical Chair Massage for Stress, Psychological

EnrollingByInvitation · 18+ · All Sexes · Danville, PA

This study is evaluating whether a 10-minute massage can help reduce stress and improve quality of life for healthcare workers.

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About the trial for Stress, Psychological

Eligible Conditions
Stress, Psychological · Quality of Life (QOL) · Fatigue

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Mechanical Chair Massage is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will be divided into 2 treatment groups. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Experimental Group 1
Mechanical Chair Massage
Experimental Group 2
Mechanical Chair Massage


This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 3 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Inclusion & Exclusion Checklist
Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Health care professional assigned work duties on designed unit
Men and women able age 18-84 able to give informed consent
Able to speak and understand English
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: 5 weeks
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: 5 weeks.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether Mechanical Chair Massage will improve 1 primary outcome and 3 secondary outcomes in patients with Stress, Psychological. Measurement will happen over the course of 5 weeks.

Change in Blood Pressure of 2-arms
Participants will record blood pressure pre and post intervention for each session and these measures will be examined for decrease in blood pressure and compared amongst both arms
Change in Professional Quality of Life Scores
The change in professional quality of life scores will be compared pre trial and post at completion of 5 weeks
Change in Heart Rate of 2-arms
Participants will record heart rate pre and post intervention for each session and these measures will be examined for decrease in heartrate and compared amongst both arms
Change in Self-reported level of pain on scale of 0-10
Participants will record self-reported pain level pre and post intervention for each session and these measures will be examined for decrease in level of pain and compared amongst both arms. Participants will use the Geisinger Pain Scale, 0 indicates no pain, 10 would indicate severe pain

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
S. A. E.
Sarah A. Evans, Director of Nursing Research
Geisinger Clinic

Patient Q & A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

How many people get stress, psychological a year in the United States?

While stress is a natural part of life, it can also be a concern that is often overlooked. Inappropriate levels of stress can lead to many physical health problems, including depression and increased incidence of disease. For this reason, it is important to be able to recognize and treat any stress-related health issues that may be present. The first step in addressing these issues is identification of the source of stress in the person's life; this may be due to physical activity, social environment, work environment, etc. As well, the person is asked about any stressful experiences that may be related to their symptoms. If the symptoms of stress occur in the person's life, a diagnosis of major depression disorder or stress or adjustment disorder should be explored and treated.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are the signs of stress, psychological?

Many of the manifestations of stress involve the physiological, and often undetected, endocrine system and are evident by objective change. The emotional stress response may not be readily observable in the patient as a sign, but may be indicated by the observer.

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What causes stress, psychological?

Different types of stress have different causes, but in most cases stress is a natural and constant function of the body.\n\nDepression is thought to be the most significant mood disorder among women. Women are also more likely to be diagnosed with depression than men. There are a number of reasons for this gender bias. It is more usual for women to seek help for depressive symptoms than for men. Women also appear to have a significantly higher rate of depression than men. When women are examined, their doctors often look to men with depression for a diagnosis.\n\nSocial stigma is the process by which a subject label or categorize him or herself as “non-normal.

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What is stress, psychological?

The current findings are discussed in the context of the literature.\n\nPsychological stress is associated with an increased risk of chronic conditions. It is hypothesized that this is a result of chronic activation of the HPA axis that produces low grade inflammation, resulting in chronic cellular damage and repair. The HPA axis is a neuroendocrine network that mediates the release of hormones in response to stress. It has been posited that the HPA axis plays an important role in the etiopathologic process of chronic diseases such as heart disease by influencing gene expression.\n\nIn both adults and children, psychological factors can modify the response to drugs that can cause adverse events.

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What are common treatments for stress, psychological?

The common most applicable solution for stress, psychological includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychotherapy, antidepressants, or a combination of these. The most effective solution for stress, psychological may include CBT and CBT+advice from a therapist. The most applicable solution for stress, psychological includes psychotherapy, medication, or a combination of these. The most effective solution for stress, psychological may include medication or CBT+advice from a therapist. The most applicable solution for stress, psychological may include medication. At this stage, the most effective way to deal with stress, psychological is not a proven answer and has yet to be proven.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Can stress, psychological be cured?

The study shows that a course of cognitive behavioural therapy has a more favorable and profound effect on mental health than pharmacological treatment alone in patients with chronic physical stress. We found that in addition to the reduction in physical disease symptoms, psychosocial stress can be tackled and abolished via self-management programmes such as CBT.

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Does stress, psychological run in families?

Although psychological stress is known as a risk factor for the development and exacerbation of COPD in women, our results may indicate that stress levels, especially atypical stress, increase the risk for COPD in men, especially those who have two or more risk factors for COPD.

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Who should consider clinical trials for stress, psychological?

We suggest the inclusion criterion of at least one symptom of anxiety (panic disorder, phobias, or persistent intrusive thoughts or images about or the loss of contact with a loved one or relative or place), at least one symptom of depressed mood, or at least any of the criteria of dissociative disorders. Our research demonstrates that clinical trial participation by people with major depressive disorder (MDD) is more common when depressive symptomatology is present. Findings from a recent study may have implications for clinical practice. Stress-related anxiety or depression have a high prevalence and may be undertreated.

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How serious can stress, psychological be?

Psychological factors, especially stress, are important factors in the etiology of illness, and the results of modern epidemiological studies suggest that there may be substantial associations between mental illness and chronic pain, especially when stress is involved. However, since a causal link has not been established, the significance of psychological factors is not fully understood.

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Is mechanical chair massage safe for people?

This systematic review suggests that mechanical chair massage may be safe and effective for persons with and without limitations in their mobility during a bout of acute pain. In a recent study, findings should be explored further in a large-scale clinical trial.

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What are the common side effects of mechanical chair massage?

Although mechanical massage stimulates muscle, skin, and nervous processes, the findings of this study indicate that the majority of people do not perceive this massage therapy as being stressful.

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Is mechanical chair massage typically used in combination with any other treatments?

Although MCT was not typically used in combination with other treatments, it was associated with significant improvements in subjective sleep efficiency, subjective sleep quality, mental state, sleepiness, headache, fatigue, sleepiness, and insomnia, as well as objective sleep quality, overall sleep time, sleep maintenance, and total sleep duration.

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