Using Hypnosis to Help Children Undergoing a Difficult Medical Procedure

Trial ID or NCT#



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This study examined whether a hypnosis intervention, compared to standard care, could help reduce distress and pain for children undergoing an invasive medical procedure.

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: 5 Years to 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: ALL
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. * The child: (1) was scheduled for an upcoming VCUG ; (2) must have undergone at least one previous VCUG; (3) was at least 4 years of age at the time of the previous VCUG; (4) experienced distress during the previous VCUG; and (5) both child and participating parent were English speaking.
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. * Not meeting any of the above criteria.


David Spiegel
David Spiegel
Jack, Lulu and Sam Willson Professor of Medicine