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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160472
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Outcomes of Complementary Therapy Use by Cancer Patients and Family Members
Abstract:
Outcomes of Complementary Therapy Use by Cancer Patients and Family Members
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Wyatt, Gwen
Contact Address:CON, B422 West Fee Hall, East Lansing, MI, 48824, USA
Co-Authors:Sharon Kozachik; Charles W. Given; Barbara Given
The purpose of this observational pre-/post-test design was to compare outcomes of patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer who received standard cancer care with those who received standard cancer care plus an eight-week program of complementary therapies, including: 1) guided imagery (healing images set to music), and/or 2) reflexology (10-minute massage of each hand or foot), and/or 3) reminiscence therapy (family storytelling discussions between the patient and the family caregiver). To be eligible, participants had to be 21 years of age or older, and be willing to engage in the complementary therapy program during chemotherapy. Family caregivers participated in the intervention with their family member (patient). An educational session for the complementary therapies was provided to the family caregiver and patient at the initial chemotherapy appointment, with 4 reinforcement sessions over an 8-week period. The Wyatt Quality of Life Model guided this study. The intervention group was compared on the following variables: depression, anxiety, spirituality, and patients’ reports of quality of life. Findings indicate that: 1) patients who used one or more complementary therapy experienced lowered levels of depression (p<.024) and anxiety (p<.006) over time; and 2) patients who used one or more complementary therapies experienced increased levels of spirituality (p<.019), emotional quality of life (p<.000) and total quality of life (p<.000). Findings from this study will be used as a model for designing future randomized clinical trials that utilize complementary therapies with cancer patients who are undergoing treatment. AN: MN030250
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOutcomes of Complementary Therapy Use by Cancer Patients and Family Membersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160472-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Outcomes of Complementary Therapy Use by Cancer Patients and Family Members </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wyatt, Gwen</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">CON, B422 West Fee Hall, East Lansing, MI, 48824, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sharon Kozachik; Charles W. Given; Barbara Given</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this observational pre-/post-test design was to compare outcomes of patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer who received standard cancer care with those who received standard cancer care plus an eight-week program of complementary therapies, including: 1) guided imagery (healing images set to music), and/or 2) reflexology (10-minute massage of each hand or foot), and/or 3) reminiscence therapy (family storytelling discussions between the patient and the family caregiver). To be eligible, participants had to be 21 years of age or older, and be willing to engage in the complementary therapy program during chemotherapy. Family caregivers participated in the intervention with their family member (patient). An educational session for the complementary therapies was provided to the family caregiver and patient at the initial chemotherapy appointment, with 4 reinforcement sessions over an 8-week period. The Wyatt Quality of Life Model guided this study. The intervention group was compared on the following variables: depression, anxiety, spirituality, and patients&rsquo; reports of quality of life. Findings indicate that: 1) patients who used one or more complementary therapy experienced lowered levels of depression (p&lt;.024) and anxiety (p&lt;.006) over time; and 2) patients who used one or more complementary therapies experienced increased levels of spirituality (p&lt;.019), emotional quality of life (p&lt;.000) and total quality of life (p&lt;.000). Findings from this study will be used as a model for designing future randomized clinical trials that utilize complementary therapies with cancer patients who are undergoing treatment. AN: MN030250 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:58:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:58:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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