Massage therapy for symptom reduction and improved quality of life in children with cancer in palliative care: A pilot study

Title

Massage therapy for symptom reduction and improved quality of life in children with cancer in palliative care: A pilot study

Creator

Genik L M; McMurtry C M; Marshall S; Rapoport A; Stinson J

Publisher

Complementary Therapies in Medicine

Date

2020

Subject

child; human; palliative therapy; controlled study; female; male; article; Quality of Life; adolescent; clinical article; pain; Massage; follow up; quantitative study; pilot study; expectation; leukemia; lymphoma; sarcoma; carcinoma; pain measurement; patient worry

Description

Background: For children with cancer in palliative care, pain and worry are common and frequently under-managed, which negatively impacts quality of life (QOL). Massage therapy (MT) can lead to reduced pain in children with chronic illnesses. Children with cancer have experienced lower anxiety after MT. No studies have examined the effects of MT in pediatric oncology patients receiving palliative care.

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Citation List Month

Oncology 2020 List

Collection

Citation

Genik L M; McMurtry C M; Marshall S; Rapoport A; Stinson J, “Massage therapy for symptom reduction and improved quality of life in children with cancer in palliative care: A pilot study,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed December 5, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17369.

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