Weekend fishing retreat offers men in cancer recovery process support, fellowship

Late Saturday morning, Vern Wilson of College Station stood with his own volunteer fly-fishing instructor just off the banks of a large, clear pond stocked with bass at the Double H Ranch in Navasota. As the 81-year-old stood in the sunshine, he practiced casting out on the water and [...] Click here to view [...]

Behavioral Therapy Intervention on Sleep Quality and Cancer-Related Fatigue

Purpose To determine 1-year outcomes of a four-component behavioral therapy (BT) sleep intervention (Individualized Sleep Promotion Plan [ISPP]) versus a healthy eating control (HEC) on cancer related fatigue in women receiving breast cancer adjutant chemotherapy treatment (CTX). Patients and Methods A total of 219 participants from 12 oncology clinics were randomly assigned in a [...]

What is the difference between Pilates and Yoga breathing?

What is the difference between Pilates and Yoga breathing? By Naomi Aaronson and Ann Marie Turo As an Occupational Therapist, many patients come to me who are in pain and are suffering from a variety of issues including breast cancer, repetitive stress injuries, musculoskeletal problems, and back pain. I use both Yoga and Pilates in [...]

Mirror therapy for the alleviation of phantom limb pain following amputation

Background/Aim: Phantom limb pain (PLP) is a debilitating condition that affects 50–85% of patients following an amputation and significantly diminishes their quality of life. Mirror therapy has been reported to have potential success for the alleviation of PLP. However, due to a lack of understanding of the mechanisms underlying PLP and the fact that [...]

Effectiveness of hypnotherapy with cancer patients’

Abstract: Clinical hypnosis in cancer settings provides symptom reduction (pain and anxiety) and empowers patients to take an active role in their treatments and procedures. The goal of this paper is to systematically and critically review evidence on the effectiveness of hypnotherapy for emesis, analgesia, and anxiolysis in acute pain, specifically in procedures with [...]

Low-level laser therapy on scar tissue

Abstract Background: Physiotherapy has a very important role in the maintenance of the integtimentary system integrity. There is very few evidence in humans. Nevertheless, there are some studies about tissue regeneration using low-level laser therapy (LLLT). Aitn: To analyze the effectiveness of LLLT on scar tissue. Methods: Seventeen volunteers were stratified by age of [...]

Cognitive behaviour therapy for fatigued cancer survivors: long-term follow-up

An earlier randomised-controlled trial demonstrated the positive effects of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), especially designed for fatigued cancer survivors in reducing fatigue, functional impairments and psychological distress. In the current prospective study, we were able to examine the long-term effect of CBT in patients who completed the therapy. Predictors of fatigue severity at follow-up [...]

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Plus Hypnosis Intervention to Control Fatigue in Patients Undergoing Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer

The objective of this study was to test the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy plus hypnosis (CBTH) to control fatigue in patients with breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy. We hypothesized that patients in the CBTH group receiving radiotherapy would have lower levels of fatigue than patients in an attention control group. Patients and Methods Patients (n [...]

Cancer related fatigue managed with acupuncture and acupressure

Aim Of This Study T his study was conducted to assess the effects of acupuncture and acupressure in managing cancer-related fatigue. Its purpose was also to determine whether a larger trial using these therapies would be feasible. Method The 47 predominantly female participants in this study were randomised into three groups. Fifteen participants formed [...]

Women’s experiences of cognitive changes or ‘chemobrain’ following treatment for breast cancer

Changes to functioning and cognition are commonly reported following chemotherapy. These changes are highly individual, and may not be fully recognised or understood. Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women worldwide, yet little is known about the impact of cognitive changes for these women following treatment and many do not benefit [...]

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