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Massage relieves nausea in women with breast cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy.

Författare och institution:
Annika Billhult (Institutionen för neurovetenskap och fysiologi, sektionen för arbetsterapi, audiologi och fysioterapi); Ingegerd Bergbom (Institutionen för vårdvetenskap och hälsa); Elisabet Stener-Victorin (Institutionen för neurovetenskap och fysiologi, sektionen för fysiologi)
Publicerad i:
Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.), 13 ( 1 ) s. 53-7
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of massage on nausea, anxiety, and depression in patients with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy. DESIGN: This work was a single-center, prospective, randomized, controlled trial. SETTINGS/LOCATION: This study was conducted in an oncology clinic, in a hospital in southwestern Sweden. SUBJECTS: Thirty-nine (39) women (mean age = 51.8) with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy were enrolled. INTERVENTIONS: The patients were randomly assigned to a massage therapy group (20 minutes of massage on five occasions) or a control group (five 20-minute visits). OUTCOME MEASURES: All patients recorded nausea and anxiety on the Visual Analogue Scale before and after each intervention. They also completed the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. RESULTS: Massage treatment significantly reduced nausea compared with control treatment (p = 0.025) when improvement was measured as a percentage of the five treatment periods. Differences in anxiety and depression between the two treatment regimes could not be statistically demonstrated. CONCLUSIONS: This study complements previous studies on the effect of massage and supports the conclusion that massage reduces nausea in these patients.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Medicinska grundvetenskaper ->
Adult, Antineoplastic Agents, adverse effects, Anxiety, prevention & control, Breast Neoplasms, drug therapy, Depression, prevention & control, Female, Humans, Massage, methods, Middle Aged, Nausea, chemically induced, prevention & control, Pain Measurement, Stress, Psychological, prevention & control, Sweden, Treatment Outcome, Women's Health
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2007-10-29 15:14
Posten ändrad:
2011-01-20 10:00

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