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Information and participation preferences among cancer patients.
The present study explored the degree to which patients prefer to become informed about and to participate in their medical care. A total of 256 cancer patients completed an Information StylesExpand
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Massage therapy for symptom control: outcome study at a major cancer center.
Massage is increasingly applied to relieve symptoms in patients with cancer. This practice is supported by evidence from small randomized trials. No study has examined massage therapy outcome in aExpand
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Randomized, controlled trial of acupuncture for the treatment of hot flashes in breast cancer patients.
PURPOSE To determine the immediate and long-term effects of true acupuncture versus sham acupuncture on hot flash frequency in women with breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Seventy-two women withExpand
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Symptom Prevalence and Control during Cancer Patients’ Last Days of Life
The lack of control of physical suffering among cancer patients in the last days or hours of life is a common medical problem but it is rarely discussed in an open fashion. We carried out aExpand
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Complementary and alternative therapies for cancer.
Many cancer patients use therapies promoted as literal alternatives to conventional medical care. Such "alternative" modalities are unproven or were studied and found worthless. These can be harmful.Expand
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Pilot randomized controlled trial of individual meaning-centered psychotherapy for patients with advanced cancer.
PURPOSE Spiritual well-being and sense of meaning are important concerns for clinicians who care for patients with cancer. We developed Individual Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy (IMCP) to address theExpand
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Psychosocial status in chronic illness. A comparative analysis of six diagnostic groups.
Assumptions that psychological attributes are specific to particular diagnoses characterize many investigations of chronically ill patients. We studied 758 patients, each of whom had one of sixExpand
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Acupuncture for pain and dysfunction after neck dissection: results of a randomized controlled trial.
PURPOSE To determine whether acupuncture reduces pain and dysfunction in patients with cancer with a history of neck dissection. The secondary objective is to determine whether acupuncture relievesExpand
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Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for integrative oncology: complementary therapies and botanicals.
In recent years, the term integrative medicine has gained acceptance in medical academia. The Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine defi nes this term as “the practice ofExpand
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Music therapy for mood disturbance during hospitalization for autologous stem cell transplantation
High‐dose therapy with autologous stem cell transplantation (HDT/ASCT) is a commonly used treatment for hematologic malignancies. The procedure causes significant psychological distress and noExpand
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