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CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
Background of Problem
Purpose of the Study
Background to Ama Deus Healing
Alberto Aguas: The Link to Preserving an Indigenous Healing Technique
A Brief Historical Perspective on the Guarani Indians
Ama Deus – An Energy Healing Technique
Research Question and Hypotheses
Importance of the Study
Definition of Terms As Used in this Work
CHAPTER 2: Review of Literature
One Global Community
Spiritual Dimensions of Healing
Conventional Practice for Ovarian Cancer
Stress, Cancer and Quality of Life
Quality of Life in Ovarian Cancer Patients
Anxiety and Depression in Cancer Patients
Anxiety
Treatments for Anxiety
Treatments for Depression
CAM Usage with Cancer Patients
Prevalence of Energy Healing
Ama Deus as Compared to Other Energy Healing Techniques
Reiki
Therapeutic Touch™ (TT)
Healing Touch International™ (HT)
Some Distinctions in Energy Healing
Qigong
Comparison Summary
Ama Deus: The Scientific Connection
Measuring Biological Energy Fields of the Hands
Conclusion
CHAPTER 3: RESEARCH METHODS
Methodology
Process and Procedures for Conducting Research in a Clinical Setting
Study Design
Setting and Sample
Investigative Design
Description of Intervention
Description of Control
Practitioners
Quantitative Measure
State-Trait Anxiety Inventory
Beck Depression Inventory
Conclusion for Justification of Use
Table 2. Participant Sample of Education Level
Table 3. Participant Sample of Income
Table 4. Participant Sample of Occupation
Findings
Group I Anxiety - Trait
Figure 1. Within Group I Difference in Anxiety Trait 2 and Trait 1 (n=14)
Figure 2. Within Group I Difference in Anxiety Trait 3 and Trait 2 (n=14)
Figure 3. Within Group I Difference in Anxiety Trait 3 and Trait 1 (n=14)
Group I Anxiety - State
Figure 4. Within Group I Difference in Anxiety State 2 and State 1 (n=14)
Figure 5. Within Group I Difference in Anxiety State 3 and State 2 (n=14)
Figure 6. Within Group I Difference in Anxiety State 3 and State 1 (n=14)
Group I Depression
Figure 7. Within Group I Difference in Depression 2 and Depression 1 (n=14)
Figure 8. Within Group I Difference in Depression 3 and Depression 2 (n=14)
Figure 9. Within Group I Difference in Depression 3 and Depression 1 (n=14)
Group II Anxiety - Trait
Figure 10. Within Group II Difference in Anxiety Trait 2 and Trait 1 (n=14)
Figure 11. Within Group II Difference in Anxiety Trait 3 and Trait 2 (n=14)
Figure 12. Within Group II Difference in Depression 3 and Depression 2 (n=14)
Group II Anxiety - State
Figure 13. Within Group II Difference in Anxiety State 2 and State 1 (n=14)
Figure 14. Within Group II Difference in Anxiety State 3 and State 2 (n=14)
Figure 15. Within Group II Difference in Anxiety State 3 and State 1 (n=14)
Group II Depression
Figure 16. Within Group II Difference in Depression 2 and Depression 1 (n=14)
Figure 17. Within Group II Difference in Depression 3 and Depression 2 (n=14)
Figure 18. Within Group I Difference in Depression 3 and Depression 1 (n=14)
Between Groups
Figure 19. Between Group Difference: Group II – Trait 1 and Group I – Trait 1
Figure 20. Between Group Difference: Group II – State 1 and Group I – State 1
Figure 21. Between Group Difference: G II Depression 1 and GI Depression 1
Discussion of Means
Anecdotal Findings
Overall Results
CHAPTER 5: DISCUSSION AND SUGGESTIONS
Discussions
Weakness of the Design and Study
Strengths of the Design and Study
Suggestions for Future Research
Summary
REFERENCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
APPENDIX A Research Application to Saint Mary’s Health Care
APPENDIX B Research Committee Approval Letter
APPENDIX C Participant Enrollment Form
APPENDIX E Saint Mary’s Health Care Consent Form
APPENDIX F Flowchart Depicting Steps for Recruitment
APPENDIX G Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996(HIPAA)
APPENDIX H Letter of Authorization from Participating Physician
APPENDIX I Letter of Support for IRB Concerns
APPENDIX J Institutional Review Board Approval
APPENDIX K IRB Progress Review Form
APPENDIX L Frequently Asked Questions and Answer Document
APPENDIX M Thank you Letter
APPENDIX N Institutional Review Board One Year Progress Report
APPENDIX O Practitioners Preparation
APPENDIX P Participant Encounter Form
APPENDIX R State-Trait Anxiety Inventory
APPENDIX S Beck Depression Inventory II
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