A Study to Evaluate Reiki Therapy as an Intervention in Hematology/Oncology Cancer Patients Hospitalized in an Inpatient Setting


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 19-000456
    NCT ID: NCT03946865
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 19-000456

About this study

The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of offering and providing Reiki Therapy in hospitalized hematology/oncology cancer patients.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hospitalized hematology-oncology patients, age 18 – 80 years old.
  • Able to speak English and complete surveys.
  • Able to read, understand and sign inform consent.

 Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Patient unwilling for reiki therapy.
  • Unable to give written consent.
  • Already having received or receiving other reiki treatment.
  • Pregnant women. (as verbalized by participant)/


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Brent Bauer, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Susanne Cutshall APRN, CNS, D.N.P.



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