2010: Anxiety, depression, pain and psychological factors Effects of Reiki on Anxiety, Depression, Pain and Physiological Factors in Community-Dwelling Older Adults

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Research in Gerontological Nursing • Vol. 3, No. 3, 2010 187

Original Research: Experimental
Effects of Reiki on Anxiety, Depression, Pain, and Physiological Factors in Community-Dwelling Older Adults
Nancy E. Richeson, PhD, CTRS; Judith A. Spross, PhD, RN, FAAN; Katherine Lutz, FNP, RN; and Cheng Peng, PhD

Dr. Richeson is Associate Professor, Dr. Spross is Professor and Dean (Acting), College of Nursing and Health Professions, Dr. Peng is Associate Professor of Statistics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and at the time this article was written, Ms. Lutz was a graduate research assistant,
College of Nursing and Health Professions, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine. Ms. Lutz is currently working in Plattsburgh, New York.
The authors disclose that they have no significant financial interests in any product or class of products discussed directly or indirectly in this
activity. This research was supported by grants from the College of Nursing and Health Professions, University of Southern Maine. The authors thank
Pauline Wilson, BS, and Kate Cone, JD, both Reiki Master/Teachers, for assisting with this project.

Address correspondence to Nancy E. Richeson, PhD, CTRS, Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions, University of Southern
Maine, 96 Falmouth Street, PO Box 9300, Portland, ME 04104-9300; e-mail: richeson@usm.maine.edu.
Received: October 20, 2009; Accepted: May 13, 2010; Posted: June 30, 2010
doi:10.3928/19404921-20100601-01