Hematopoietic Cell Transplant and Use of Massage for Improved Symptom Management: Results from a Pilot Randomized Control Trial

@inproceedings{Mehling2012HematopoieticCT,
  title={Hematopoietic Cell Transplant and Use of Massage for Improved Symptom Management: Results from a Pilot Randomized Control Trial},
  author={Wolf E Mehling and E Anne Lown and Christopher C Dvorak and Morton J Cowan and Biljana N. Horn and Elizabeth A. Dunn and Michael Acree and Donald I. Abrams and Frederick M. Hecht},
  booktitle={Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM},
  year={2012}
}
Background. Pediatric hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) is a lifesaving treatment that often results in physical and psychological discomfort. An acupressure-massage intervention may improve symptom management in this setting. Methods. This randomized controlled pilot trial compared a combined massage-acupressure intervention to usual care. Children were offered three practitioner-provided sessions per week throughout hospitalization. Parents were trained to provide additional acupressure as… CONTINUE READING
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