Last updated on October 2018

Contribution of Learning and Practice of Different Complementary Therapies in Pulmonary Transplant Patients


Brief description of study

The aim of the study is to evaluate, 3 months after lung transplantation, integration and appropriation by the patient of complementary techniques (" Toolbox " included relaxation, autohypnosis, relaxation therapy, TENS (if pain) and holistic gymnastics to improve the comfort and the quality of life in very high-technology care pathway

Detailed Study Description

Patients approaching a lung transplant will face specific infectious, immunological, ventilatory and hemodynamic problems but also to painful, stressful and anxiety-provoking situations. Learning different complementary therapies in the pre-transplant period allows patients to have personal tools to improve their comfort before and after the transplant. These tools can be used by patients who have acute or chronic pain symptoms, to support painful examination or care, and for situations of stress and anxiety.

The project aims to present different therapies complementary to patients. Before and after transplant, patients benefits of learning and realization sessions of these techniques. They appropriate the techniques and choose the ones that suit best.

The overall benefit will be judged comparing period before transplant to period after transplant on different criteria.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03167528

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