Hypnosis for Symptom Management in Elective Orthopedic Surgery

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT03308071


The purpose of the study is to determine if teaching self-hypnosis techniques to patients prior to knee replacement surgery will decrease their pain medication requirements, pain medication side-effects, length of stay in the hospital, readmission rates, pain, anxiety, physical function, satisfaction scores, and cost of admission.

Official Title

A Randomized Study Using Hypnosis for Symptom Management in Elective Orthopedic Surgery

Stanford Investigator(s)

Jessie (Kittle) Markovits

Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine Clinical Associate Professor (By courtesy), Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Inclusion Criteria:

   - At least 18 years old.

   - scheduled for a primary, unilateral, total knee replacement surgery within the study

   - able to commit to a single study clinic visit at least one week prior to their
   scheduled surgery and use of phone recordings

   - able to read and understand English

   - Score at least 25 on mini-mental state exam

Exclusion Criteria:

   - severe psychiatric or structural brain disease (ie. psychosis, stroke with functional
   impairment, dementia)

   - current use of hypnosis/self-hypnosis

   - enrolled in other clinical trials related to pain management or length of stay

   - hearing impairment that would impede ability to listen to a phone recording


behavioral: Hypnosis

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Jessie Kittle, MD