Quality of Life and Prolonged Symptoms in Korean Breast Cancer Survivors

Conclusions Quality of life was lower in Korean BCS than comparable studies in the United States, although participants received care at a premiere medical center. Depressive symptoms and anxiety were common and did not taper off over the 5 years after diagnosis, unlike BCS elsewhere. Korean survivors experienced significant physical fatigability, much higher than reported in a US study of mixed male and female cancer survivors. Overwork was not a significant predictor of QOL, although 30% of employed women reported working 45 to 90 hours weekly. Implications for Practice Findings demonstrate the importance of continued efforts to mitigate these symptoms in clinical survivorship care, as well as future research, to provide avenues for improving QOL for BCS, particularly in Korea.
Source: Cancer Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

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Front Oncol. 2021 Nov 12;11:745280. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2021.745280. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of Physical Therapies (PTs) on improvement in psychosomatic symptoms and quality of life (QOL) in breast cancer patients.DATA SOURCES: Seven databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane CENTRAL, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wangfang, VIP, and China Biology Medicine disc databases) were systematically searched from the database inception through May 18, 2021.STUDY SELECTION: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) which compared acupuncture or exercise with a sham control or usual care for the treat...
Source: Cancer Control - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion Mindfulness-based stress reduction interventions are highly beneficial for reducing depression, fatigue, and stress in the short term. Implications for Practice Mindfulness-based stress reduction interventions are cost-effective and practical. Breast cancer survivors are recommended to practice MBSR as part of their daily care routine.
Source: Cancer Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research
Clarisse Florence Joly Cancer-related cognitive impairment (CRCI) is a frequent side-effect of cancer treatment, with important consequences on patients’ quality of life. Cognitive stimulation and physical activity are the most efficient in improving cognitive impairment, but they are challenging to generalize in hospitals’ routine and to patients’ needs and schedules. Moreover, the added value of a combination of these interventions needs to be more investigated. The Cog-Stim study is an interventional study investigating the feasibility of a web-based multimodal intervention (combining cognitive ...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Study Protocol Source Type: research
This study will be a two-arm, single-blinded pilot randomised controlled trial involving an 8-week intervention and a 4-week follow-up. Seventy-two patients with BC experiencing the FSDSC will be recruited from two tertiary medical centres in China. The participants will be randomised to either a tai chi group (n=36) or a control group (n=36). The participants in the tai chi group will receive an 8-week tai chi intervention in addition to standard care, while the participants in the control group will receive standard care only consisting of a booklet on the self-management of cancer symptoms. The primary outcomes will inc...
Source: BMJ Open - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Open access, Complementary medicine Source Type: research
In conclusion, a semi-standardized group auricular acupuncture might be an effective and safe intervention in treating insomnia in breast cancer survivors in the short term, and may reduce stress, anxiety, and fatigue as well. Long-term effects remain questionable.
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This review shows that Qigong is beneficial for improving quality of lifeand relieving depression and anxiety; thus, Qigong should be encouraged in women with breast cancer.PMID:34058368 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctim.2021.102743
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: These recommendations should help improve the management of TD.PMID:34034926 | DOI:10.1016/j.purol.2020.09.026
Source: Progres en Urologie - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
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