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Cordula Dietrich

Cordula Dietrich

Zuflucht e.V, Germany

Title: Treating palliative care patients in pain with the body tambura : A prospective case study at St. joseph´s hospice for dying destitute in Dindigul/ South India

Biography

Biography: Cordula Dietrich

Abstract

A prospective case study was carried out with patients of St.Joseph`s hospice for Dying destitute in Dindigul/Southindia. Patients were treated with a treatment at baseline and on the next day. Outcomes were measured quantitatively by using a numeric rating scale (0-10, 10 maximum intensity of pain felt) at baseline, directly after treatment and at the day after the treatment to determine the description of the intensity of the pain.

Results:

Ten patients (5 women and 5 men) participated in the study.The majority described the therapy as a pleasant experience.  The pain intensity at baseline was reduced from 8.3 ± SD 1.16 to 4.6 ± 1.52 at day one and from 4.6 ± 2.07 to 2.4 ± 1.58 at day two.

Conclusion:

A clinical relevant pain reduction was described as a short time outcome, the therapy was received and perceived well. Forthcoming research should include a control group, randomization,  a higher number of participants and a longer period of treatment.