[Gradual effects of therapeutic touch in reducing anxiety in university students]

Rev Bras Enferm. Nov-Dec 2008;61(6):841-6. doi: 10.1590/s0034-71672008000600008.
[Article in Portuguese]


This is quantitative research conducted with 42 students of a public university using the Therapeutic Touch - Krieger-Kunz Method and the application of a questionnaire validated in Brazil to assess anxiety in three sessions. Subjects were divided into two groups: experimental (1), in which the complementary therapy was used; and control (2), in which a mock of the technique, with no therapeutic intention, was applied. The objective was to identify the gradual influence of that health complementary therapy upon the students' state of anxiety. The analysis of the data showed a statistically significant reduction of the state of anxiety in both groups, with pd' 0.05.

Publication types

  • Controlled Clinical Trial
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Anxiety / therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Male
  • Students*
  • Therapeutic Touch*
  • Universities*
  • Young Adult