Outcomes of touch therapies during bone marrow transplant.

  title={Outcomes of touch therapies during bone marrow transplant.},
  author={Marlaine C. Smith and Francelyn M Reeder and Linda T Daniel and Julaluk Baramee and Jan Hagman},
  journal={Alternative therapies in health and medicine},
  volume={9 1},
CONTEXT The integration of complementary modalities into mainstream healthcare is gaining increasing emphasis. It is important, therefore, to document the effects of these interventions on patient outcomes. OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of Therapeutic Touch and massage therapy on the outcomes of engraftment time, complications, and perceived benefits of therapy during bone marrow transplant. DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS/SETTING Subjects were adult patients on the… CONTINUE READING