Metas de Enfermería

Metas de Enfermería

JULIO 2014 N° 6 Volumen 17

Impact of Reiki on the management of acute pancreatitis pain

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Pérez Mira ME, de Aza González C, Laosa Serrano P, Zavala Fernández A, Hernández Sampelayo Matos P. Impacto del Reiki en el manejo del dolor por pancreatitis aguda. Metas Enferm jul/ago 2014; 17(6): 19-24.


1Mª Elena Pérez Mira, 1Concepción de Aza González, 1Paloma Laosa Serrano, 1Asunción Zavala Fernández, 1Paloma Hernández Sampelayo Matos


1Enfermera. Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón (HGUGM). Madrid.

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Mª Elena Pérez Mira. C/ Emisora, 3. 28224 Madrid

Contact email: mepmira229@gmail.com


Objective: to determine the impact of Reiki on pain management and perception in acute pancreatitis, as well as the presence of potential adverse effects associated with the complementary therapy.
Materials and methods: randomized clinical trial, with three arms: a) Reiki training by masters in the technique, b) Mock Reiki training by Healthcare Professionals not trained in Reiki
therapy, c) No intervention. Conducted at the Gastroenterology Unit of the Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón. Pain measurement was conducted through the VAS Scale.
Other study variables were: age, gender, area of origin, religion, cause of pancreatitis, type of analgesia, doses received, clinical trial discontinuations and their causes. The hypothesis contrast tests used were: Square chi, ANOVA, and Kruskal-Wallis test.
Results: thirty patients were included for analysis, 10 in each arm; these arms were homogeneous. There were no statistically significant differences among the three arms either regarding pain measurements, or in terms of type and dose of analgesics.
Conclusions: it could not be demonstrated in this study that Reiki can reduce pain by 2 points in the AVS Scale, in patients hospitalized in our unit with acute pancreatitis, although there is a limitation in terms of the small sample size.


Reiki; acute pancreatitis; pain; research; Randomized clinical trial

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Impacto del Reiki en el manejo del dolor por pancreatitis aguda

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