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Are Newborns Conscious of the Placebo Effect? Result From an RCT in Osteopathy

2014-08-27 04:00:42 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Results from previous studies suggest the association between Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) and length of stay (LOS) reduction in a population of preterm infants.

The primary objective of the present study is to evaluate the effectiveness of sham OMT in reducing LOS in a sample of preterm newborns, in order to investigate whether previous clinical results could be related to a hypothetical placebo effect.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Prematurity

Intervention

Sham Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, Standard care

Location

Francesco Cerritelli
Pescara
PE
Italy
65124

Status

Completed

Source

European Institute for Evidence Based Osteopathic Medicine

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T04:00:42-0400

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