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Massage Therapy versus Simple Touch to Improve Pain and Mood in Patients with Advanced Cancer
Context Some patients nearing death seek pain relief with massage, but little is known about the effectiveness of massage in managing pain in palliative care settings. Contribution In this randomizedExpand
Outcomes of therapeutic massage for hospitalized cancer patients.
PURPOSE To examine the effects of therapeutic massage on perception of pain, subjective sleep quality, symptom distress, and anxiety in patients hospitalized for treatment of cancer. ORGANIZINGExpand
Developing treatment and control conditions in a clinical trial of massage therapy for advanced cancer.
The purpose of this article is to describe the challenges faced by a research team in developing treatment and control conditions in a study of the efficacy of massage therapy for advanced cancer.Expand
Providing massage therapy for people with advanced cancer: what to expect.
There is very little information in the literature to prepare massage therapists for what they might expect when they provide treatment to people with advanced cancer in hospice or palliative care.Expand