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Evaluation of a Remote Reiki Program for Frontline Healthcare Workers in the UK
Global Advances in Health and Medicine ; 11:6-7, 2022.
Artigo em Inglês | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-1916533
ABSTRACT

Methods:

Reiki Medic-Care is a non-profit organization that provides remote Reiki to National Health Service healthcare professionals in the UK. Healthcare professionals (e.g., physicians, nurses) negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic were eligible to sign up for the Reiki program and were invited to participate in the research study. Each participant was assigned eight Reiki practitioners who gave them remote Reiki for 20 minutes for four consecutive days. Participants' stress, anxiety, pain, sleep quality and overall wellbeing were evaluated with 7-point numerical rating scales based on the Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile-based questionnaire. Measures were completed online when signing up to receive Reiki (pre) and following the final Reiki session (post). Pre and post data were analyzed using Wilcoxon signed ranks tests.

Results:

Seventy-nine healthcare professionals agreed to be in the study and provided baseline survey data (pre), and N = 40 participants completed both pre and post. Participants were 97% female and mean age was 43.9 years old (21-64 years). Healthcare professional participants included nurses (n = 15;37%), physicians (n = 14;35%), and other clinical staff such as therapists or patient care assistants (n = 11;28%). Statistically significant improvements in stress (p < .001, d = .634), anxiety (p < .001, d = .698), pain (p < .001, d = .630), wellbeing (p < .001, d = .578), and sleep (p = .019, d = .371) were observed from pre to post.

Background:

To conduct a pragmatic effectiveness trial of a Reiki program for healthcare professionals who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conclusion:

The Reiki program for healthcare professionals demonstrates preliminary effectiveness for improving stress, anxiety, pain, wellbeing, and sleep in frontline healthcare workers in the UK impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Future research will include a larger sample size and longterm follow-up.
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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados de organismos internacionais Base de dados: EMBASE Tipo de estudo: Estudo de coorte / Estudo experimental / Estudo observacional / Estudo prognóstico / Ensaios controlados aleatorizados Idioma: Inglês Revista: Global Advances in Health and Medicine Ano de publicação: 2022 Tipo de documento: Artigo

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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados de organismos internacionais Base de dados: EMBASE Tipo de estudo: Estudo de coorte / Estudo experimental / Estudo observacional / Estudo prognóstico / Ensaios controlados aleatorizados Idioma: Inglês Revista: Global Advances in Health and Medicine Ano de publicação: 2022 Tipo de documento: Artigo