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Stress Intervention for Chronic Urticaria

2014-07-23 21:09:25 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Stress and chronic urticaria has been linked. The purpose of the study is to evaluate a patients chronic urticaria and stress levels before and after he/she goes through six sessions designed to help that participant manage his/her stress.

Description

The purpose of this single-arm, interventional pilot study is to evaluate the effect of psychological stress intervention for patients with chronic urticaria, as many of these patients report heightened levels of stress before and/or after the onset of the urticaria. Participants will meet individually with a University of Mississippi Medical Center psychiatry resident for one hour once a week for six consecutive weeks to be educated on psychological stress intervention techniques. There is no control group for this pilot study. All participants will complete a packet of psychological and dermatological questionnaires before the first session with the psychiatry resident and one week after the final session. All participants will record daily 1) their urticaria symptoms and 2) the type and number of medications taken for his/her chronic hives. If psychological stress intervention proves to be effective, then this therapeutic modality would benefit patients with chronic urticaria, while avoiding addition and/or continuation of medications that may have significant adverse side effects.

Study Design

Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Chronic Urticaria

Intervention

Stress intervention

Location

University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson
Mississippi
United States
39216

Status

Recruiting

Source

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:09:25-0400

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