Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Completed

Inclusion Criterias

Participants must experience anxiety symptoms, manifesting six or more of the following criteria: muscle tension, increased perspiration, rapid heartbeat, headaches, stomach aches, agitation, irritability, hostility, fear, extreme sensitivity to rejection or failure, motor restlessness, procrastination, excessive worry, concentration difficulties, attention difficulties and memory problems;
Participants must have six or more of the symptoms relating to Picricum acidum and Phosphoricum acidum (Appendix D); and
Participants must have a cell phone and on-line computer access.
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Participants must experience anxiety symptoms, manifesting six or more of the following criteria: muscle tension, increased perspiration, rapid heartbeat, headaches, stomach aches, agitation, irritability, hostility, fear, extreme sensitivity to rejection or failure, motor restlessness, procrastination, excessive worry, concentration difficulties, attention difficulties and memory problems;
Participants must have six or more of the symptoms relating to Picricum acidum and Phosphoricum acidum (Appendix D); and
Participants must have a cell phone and on-line computer access.
Registered University students;
Male or female, between the ages of 18 and 45;
Participants must be writing a major examination one week after the study ends;

Summary

Conditions
Anxiety
Type
Interventional
Phase
Phase 2
Design
  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
  • Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
  • Primary Purpose: Treatment

Participation Requirements

Age
Between 18 years and 45 years
Gender
Both males and females

Description

This study will be a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, conducted over a two-week period at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Health Clinic, Doornfontein Campus. Thirty university students, aged between 18 and 45 years, will be recruited into the study by means of advertisements p...

This study will be a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, conducted over a two-week period at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Health Clinic, Doornfontein Campus. Thirty university students, aged between 18 and 45 years, will be recruited into the study by means of advertisements placed on the campus with relevant permission given. Participants will attend an initial consultation and will be requested to sign a Participant Information and Consent form, complete the Participant Information Sheet, and a Remedy Symptom Questionnaire to determine inclusion into the study. Participants' vital signs will be measured. Participants will then receive a 16ml vial of either the Picricum acidum and Phosphoricum acidum Homaccord pillules, or a placebo (unmedicated sucrose pillules), which will be randomized and dispensed by the UJ Homeopathic Dispenser. Participants will be requested to take 5 pillules in a daily dose for 14 days, commencing 21 days before and ceasing 7 days prior to the start of examinations. The State-Trait-Anxiety-Inventory (STAI) and the Anxiety Symptom Score Card will be completed 21 days prior to the first academic examination, as well as on the last day of taking the medication. Data will be collected and analyzed by Statkon, using the Shapiro-Wilk test, the Mann-Whitney test and the Wilcoxon signed ranks test. The outcome of this research may show that the Homeopathic Picricum acidum and Phosphoricum acidum Homaccord has a positive effect in alleviating anxiety in university students, allowing for further studies in the field.

Inclusion Criterias

Participants must experience anxiety symptoms, manifesting six or more of the following criteria: muscle tension, increased perspiration, rapid heartbeat, headaches, stomach aches, agitation, irritability, hostility, fear, extreme sensitivity to rejection or failure, motor restlessness, procrastination, excessive worry, concentration difficulties, attention difficulties and memory problems;
Participants must have six or more of the symptoms relating to Picricum acidum and Phosphoricum acidum (Appendix D); and
Participants must have a cell phone and on-line computer access.
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Participants must experience anxiety symptoms, manifesting six or more of the following criteria: muscle tension, increased perspiration, rapid heartbeat, headaches, stomach aches, agitation, irritability, hostility, fear, extreme sensitivity to rejection or failure, motor restlessness, procrastination, excessive worry, concentration difficulties, attention difficulties and memory problems;
Participants must have six or more of the symptoms relating to Picricum acidum and Phosphoricum acidum (Appendix D); and
Participants must have a cell phone and on-line computer access.
Registered University students;
Male or female, between the ages of 18 and 45;
Participants must be writing a major examination one week after the study ends;

Locations

Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2028
Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2028

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT02208726
Collaborators
Not Provided
Investigators
Study Director: Janice Pellow, M.Tech Hom University of Johannesburg