Outcomes
During program development, patient outcome measurements were obtained for Art for Healing, and both employee and patient outcome measurements were obtained for Massage Therapy, and Reiki.
  
These outcomes show that patients and employees have responded very positively to these therapies.  Pain, anxiety and nausea were reduced, their ability to sleep improved, and the likelihood of patients choosing Hartford Hospital for future admissions increased.
 
Measurements obtained during the initial pilot phase of program development:
 
Measurements obtained after the pilot phase and expansion of the program:
 

Measurements obtained during the Brownstone Ambulatory Clinic study:
 

 
Patients: Pre and Post Art for Healing
Measurements obtained during the initial pilot phase, Dec. 1999 through Dec. 2000
 
Patients: Pre and Post Art for Healing
 

0 = Very Relaxed/No Pain  |  10 = Very Tense/ Unbearable Pain

 
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Patient Satisfaction Rating: Art for Healing
Measurements obtained during the initial pilot phase, Dec. 1999 through Dec. 2000
 
  • 66% would definitely want service again,
    32% probably would want this service again
  • Overall rating: 54% excellent, 39% very good
 
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Patients: Pre and Post Massage Therapy
Measurements obtained during the initial pilot phase, Dec. 1999 through Dec. 2000
 
Patients: Pre and Post Massage Therapy
 

0 = Very Relaxed/No Pain  |  10 = Very Tense/ Unbearable Pain

 
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Patient Satisfaction Rating: Massage Therapy
Measurements obtained during the initial pilot phase, Dec. 1999 through Dec. 2000
 
  • 100% “professional”, “able to answer questions” & “caring”
  • 92% would definitely want treatment again
  • Overall rating: 84% excellent, 15% very good

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Employees: Pre and Post Massage Therapy
Measurements obtained during the initial pilot phase, Dec. 1999 through Dec. 2000
 
Employees: Pre and Post Massage Therapy
 

0 = Very Relaxed/No Pain  |  10 = Very Tense/ Unbearable Pain

 
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Patients: Pre and Post Reiki Therapy
Measurements obtained during the initial pilot phase, Dec. 1999 through Dec. 2000
 
Patients: Pre and Post Reiki Therapy
 

0 = Very Relaxed/No Pain  |  10 = Very Tense/ Unbearable Pain

 
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Patient Satisfaction Rating: Reiki Therapy
Measurements obtained during the initial pilot phase, Dec. 1999 through Dec. 2000
 
  • 100% "caring" & “professional”
  • 98% “able to answer questions”
  • 75% would definitely want service again
  • Overall rating: 61% excellent, 32% very good
 
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Employees: Pre and Post Reiki Therapy
Measurements obtained during the initial pilot phase, Dec. 1999 through Dec. 2000
 
Employees: Pre and Post Reiki Therapy
 

0 = Very Relaxed/No Pain  |  10 = Very Tense/ Unbearable Pain

 
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Patient Satisfaction Rating:
Measurements obtained after the pilot phase and expansion of the program, Jul.-Sep. 2003
 
Effect on sleep and nausea after Massage or Reiki
 
Following this service, did your sleep improve?

Effect on sleep after Massage or Reiki

Following this service, was your nausea reduced?

Effect on nausea after Massage or Reiki

 
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Patient Satisfaction Rating:
Measurements obtained after the pilot phase and expansion of the program, Oct.-Dec. 2003
 
Likelihood of choosing Hartford Hospital for future admissions because of the Integrative Medicine Program
 
Likelihood of choosing Hartford Hospital for future admissions
 
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Outpatients: Pre and Post Massage, Acupuncture, Reiki Therapy

Graph shows effect on anxiety and pain levels for 189 patients seen once a week for 6 weeks in Brownstone Ambulatory Clinic 1/8/03 - 12/3/04 (76 receiving acupuncture, 84 receiving massage, 36 receiving Reiki)
 
Brownstone Outcomes
 
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