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Value of massage therapy for patients in a breast clinic.
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PMID:  19648098     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
This article examines interest in massage therapy and other forms of complementary and alternative medicine among patients with breast disease. Surveys were mailed to 63 patients who had a breast abnormality or a recent diagnosis of breast cancer and received complimentary massage therapy at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, from February to April 2005. Thirty-five patients responded (56% response rate). All participants felt that massage therapy was effective in helping them relax, and 34 felt that it was very or somewhat effective in reducing muscle tension. More than 75% reported that massage therapy was effective in reducing fatigue, creating a general feeling of wellness, and improving sleep quality and their ability to think clearly. Although this study was small, the findings show that massage therapy may help patients with breast disease relax and feel better overall.
Sandhya Pruthi; Amy C Degnim; Brent A Bauer; Robert W DePompolo; Veena Nayar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical journal of oncology nursing     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1538-067X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin J Oncol Nurs     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9705336     Medline TA:  Clin J Oncol Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  422-5     Citation Subset:  N    
Division of General Internal Medicine and the Breast Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
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