The effects of clinical hypnosis versus Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) before External Cephalic Version (ECV): a prospective off-centre randomised, double-blind, controlled trial

Objective. To examine the effects of clinical hypnosis versus NLP intervention on the success rate of ECV procedures in comparison to a control group.

Methods. A prospective off-centre randomised trial of a clinical h
Objective. To examine the effects of clinical hypnosis versus NLP intervention on the success rate of ECV procedures in comparison to a control group.

Methods. A prospective off-centre randomised trial of a clinical hypnosis intervention against NLP of women with a singleton breech fetus at or after 370/7 (259 days) weeks of gestation and normal amniotic fluid index. All 80 participants heard a 20-minute recorded intervention via head phones. Main outcome assessed was success rate of ECV. The intervention groups were compared with a control group with standard medical care alone (n=122).
 
Results. A total of 42 women, who received a hypnosis intervention prior to ECV, had a 40.5% (n=17), successful ECV, whereas 38 women, who received NLP, had a 44.7% (n=17) successful ECV (P > 0.05). The control group had similar patient characteristics compared to the intervention groups (P > 0.05). In the control group (n = 122) 27.3% (n = 33) had a statistically significant lower successful ECV procedure than NLP (P = 0.05) and hypnosis and NLP (P = 0.03). 

Conclusions. These findings suggest that prior clinical hypnosis and NLP have similar success rates of ECV procedures and are both superior to standard medical care alone.
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Author:Joscha Reinhard, Swati Peiffer, Nicole Sänger, Eva Herrmann, Juping Yuan, Frank Louwen
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-267687
DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/626740
ISSN:1741-4288
ISSN:1741-427X
Pubmed Id:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=22778774
Parent Title (English):Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine
Publisher:Hindawi
Place of publication:New York, NY
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Completion:2012
Year of first Publication:2012
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2012/10/11
Volume:2012
Issue:Article ID 626740
Pagenumber:6
First Page:1
Last Page:6
Note:
Copyright © 2012 Joscha Reinhard et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Institutes:Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 3.0

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