The Effect of a Dharma Creative Art Therapy Program Among Cancer Patients Receiving Palliative Care

This study was a quasi-experimental research with a pretest posttest control group designed to investigate the effect of Dharma Creative Art Therapy Program on the quality of life among cancer patients receiving palliative care. The participants included female and male cancer patients receiving palliative care at Arokayasal Kampramong Temple (AKT), Sakon Nakhon Province, Thailand. It is a hospice care center that uses Thai traditional medicine and complementary medicine. Eighteen participants were in the control group and 15 participants in the experimental group.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: while the evidence from the studies evaluating the use of massage therapy or the use of progressive muscle relaxation and guided imaging for the management of cancer pain in these patients demonstrated significant benefits, the other two studies that evaluated the use of acupuncture as a complementary therapy showed contradictory results, therefore, needing more research studies to elucidate such findings. PMID: 33027406 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Lat Am Enfermagem Source Type: research
Arif Ahmed, Raghu S Thota, Sushma Bhatnagar, Parmanand Jain, Raghavendra Ramanjulu, Naveen Salins, Aparna Chatterjee, Dipasri BhattacharyaIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2020 26(2):198-202 The Indian Society for Study of Pain (ISSP), cancer pain Special Interest Group (SIG) guidelines on complementary therapies for cancer pain in adults provides a structured, stepwise approach which will help to improve the management of cancer pain and to provide the patients with a minimally acceptable quality of life. The guidelines have been developed based on the available literature and evidence, to suit the needs, patient populat...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Interventions commonly recommended by guidelines are not always supported by a robust evidence base. Research is required to evaluate the efficacy of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-convulsants, anti-depressants, corticosteroids, some invasive anaesthetic techniques, complementary therapies and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. PMID: 31980005 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Palliative Medicine - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Palliat Med Source Type: research
Patients undergoing treatment for cancer often experience stress, fatigue, and pain during their treatment. Medical management of these symptoms can cause additional adverse effects, but it is possible that noninvasive complementary therapies may be able to reduce these symptoms without unwanted adverse effects. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and impact of the Seva Stress Release acupressure protocol on stress, fatigue, pain, and vital signs of patients hospitalized for cancer treatment. Thirty patients receiving cancer treatment and experiencing stress, fatigue, and pain were recruited for the stu...
Source: Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Symptom Management Series Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 21Author(s): Neil Browne, Philippa Bush, Fernando CaboAbstractIntroductionThe study investigated the effectiveness of Shiatsu therapy in relation to the management of health and wellbeing concerns of cancer and palliative care patients in an out-patient clinic.MethodPatients are referred to the Complementary Therapies Service for symptom management, particularly stress and anxiety, but also other symptoms such as nausea or insomnia. Data was collected following use of the Measure Yourself Concerns and Wellbeing (MYCaW) questionnaire, whic...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion Anxiety, stress management and pain scores were the most improved. Wellbeing scores also improved, on average, by two points on the Likert scale. Patients have stated that ‘being listened to’ and ‘being heard’ were important factors when describing how Shiatsu had helped. We suggest that a study using larger numbers is necessary in order to provide more robust evidence rather than emerging trends.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Aanchal Satija, Sushma BhatnagarIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2017 23(4):468-479Cancer patients are often poly-symptomatic which distressingly affects their quality of lives (QOLs). Alhough, conventional management provides adequate symptom control, yet is coupled with some limitations. Complementary therapies (CTs) have shown beneficial effects in cancer patients for symptomatic relief. The aim of this article is to provide evidence-based review of commonly used CTs for symptom management in cancer care. Hypnosis has promising evidence to be used for managing symptoms such as pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Reiki is a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), based on biofield theory, which is increasingly being used in hospice and palliative care settings. Although small studies on Reiki in cancer patients and the elderly suggest an improvement in symptoms, few, if any, studies have been performed in the hospice setting.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Pain may be reported in one-half to three-fourths of children with cancer and other terminal conditions and anxiety in about one-third of them. Pharmacologic methods do not always give satisfactory symptom relief. Complementary therapies such as Reiki may help children manage symptoms. OBJECTIVE: This pre-post mixed-methods single group pilot study examined feasibility, acceptability, and the outcomes of pain, anxiety, and relaxation using Reiki therapy with children receiving palliative care. METHODS: A convenience sample of children ages 7 to 16 and their parents were recruited fro...
Source: The American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Am J Hosp Palliat Care Source Type: research
Priyanka Singh, Aditi ChaturvediIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2015 21(1):105-115Quality of life (QoL) encompasses the physical, psychosocial, social and spiritual dimensions of life lived by a person. Cancer pain is one of the physical component has tremendous impact on the QoL of the patient. Cancer pain is multifaceted and complex to understand and managing cancer pain involves a tool box full of pharmacological and non pharmacological interventions but still there are 50-70% of cancer patients who suffer from uncontrolled pain and they fear pain more than death. Aggressive surgeries, radiotherapy and chemotherapy fo...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
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