Mindfulness-Based stress reduction in early palliative care for people with metastatic cancer: A mixed-method study.

Mindfulness-Based stress reduction in early palliative care for people with metastatic cancer: A mixed-method study. Complement Ther Med. 2019 Dec;47:102218 Authors: Poletti S, Razzini G, Ferrari R, Ricchieri MP, Spedicato GA, Pasqualini A, Buzzega C, Artioli F, Petropulacos K, Luppi M, Bandieri E Abstract OBJECTIVES: To explore the impact of a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) intervention for people with metastatic cancer integrated in Early Palliative Care (EPC). DESIGN: Mixed-method study. SETTINGS/LOCATION: EPC Service integrated with Oncology Unit, Carpi General Hospital, Italy from January to October 2017. The MBSR intervention took place inside the hospital. SUBJECTS: Study participation was offered to 25 consecutive people referred to the EPC service. INCLUSION CRITERIA: people with metastatic cancer between 18 and 75 years old; informed consent. EXCLUSION CRITERIA: Performance Status
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

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