Integrative Touch for Kids has a strong Research and Evaluation Committee. We are committed to measuring outcomes on all of our programs. We have had two doctoral dissertations completed on our hospital and healing retreat programs. Across all of our programs our average participant satisfaction score is 9 out of 10. We have submitted our research to peer-reviewed journals for publication.
Hospital Program Outcomes
Strong evidence to support decreases in pain and fear/distress/anxiety
Increases in global/overall well-being
High levels of satisfaction (mean ≥ 9.0) and top-box rankings for likelihood to recommend the hospital overall
After a single Integrative Touch™ therapeutic session we measured:
60 percent mean reductions in pain
62 percent mean reductions in anxiety
52 percent mean increases in well-being
Healing Retreat Program Outcomes
Statistically significant decrease in negative emotions and increase in positive mood state
Increased confidence in ability to perform certain care needs (p < .001)
Ability to relate better to others
Ability to see new possibilities
Content analysis indicated that the biggest benefit for the families was being in a supportive community and having an increase in positive emotional states
At six-months post-retreat an increase in receptivity was additionally reported
Families experienced being in a supportive community
ITK’s research, evaluation and results are far-reaching. Program studies and family feedback show that our programs: relieve children’s pain and fear, strengthen the entire family’s coping ability and well-being, enhance comfort care at the end of life, decrease social isolation, and help kids respond better to medical treatments.
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