Oncology Massage

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Beck, Ingela, Ingrid Runeson, and Kerstin Blomqvist. “To Find Inner Peace: Soft Massage as an Established and Integrated Part of Palliative Care.” International Journal of Palliative Nursing 15, no. 11 (November 2009): 541–45. doi:10.12968/ijpn.2009.15.11.45493.

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Billhult, Annika, Ingegerd Bergbom, and Elisabet Stener-Victorin. “Massage Relieves Nausea in Women with Breast Cancer Who Are Undergoing Chemotherapy.” Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.) 13, no. 1 (February 2007): 53–57. doi:10.1089/acm.2006.6049.

Billhult, Annika, Elisabet Stener-Victorin, and Ingegerd Bergbom. “The Experience of Massage during Chemotherapy Treatment in Breast Cancer Patients.” Clinical Nursing Research 16, no. 2 (May 2007): 85–99; discussion 100–102. doi:10.1177/1054773806298488.

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Calenda, Elaine. “Massage Therapy for Cancer Pain.” Current Pain and Headache Reports 10, no. 4 (August 2006): 270–74.

Campeau, Marie-Pierre, Réal Gaboriault, Martine Drapeau, Thu Van Nguyen, Isabelle Roy, Bernard Fortin, Mariette Marois, and Phuc Félix Nguyen-Tân. “Impact of Massage Therapy on Anxiety Levels in Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy: Randomized Controlled Trial.” Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology 5, no. 4 (2007): 133–38.

Cassileth, Barrie R., and Andrew J. Vickers. “Massage Therapy for Symptom Control: Outcome Study at a Major Cancer Center.” Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 28, no. 3 (September 2004): 244–49. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2003.12.016.

Corbin, Lisa. “Safety and Efficacy of Massage Therapy for Patients with Cancer.” Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center 12, no. 3 (July 2005): 158–64.

Currin, Jennifer, and Edward Anton Meister. “A Hospital-Based Intervention Using Massage to Reduce Distress among Oncology Patients.” Cancer Nursing 31, no. 3 (June 2008): 214–21. doi:10.1097/01.NCC.0000305725.65345.f3.

Dibble, S. L., J. Chapman, K. A. Mack, and A. S. Shih. “Acupressure for Nausea: Results of a Pilot Study.” Oncology Nursing Forum 27, no. 1 (February 2000): 41–47.

Dibble, Suzanne L., Karen Casey, Brenda Nussey, Jill Israel, and Judith Luce. “Chemotherapy-Induced Vomiting in Women Treated for Breast Cancer.” Oncology Nursing Forum 31, no. 1 (February 2004): E1–8. doi:10.1188/04.ONF.E1-E8.

Dibble, Suzanne L., Judy Luce, Bruce A. Cooper, Jill Israel, Misha Cohen, Brenda Nussey, and Hope Rugo. “Acupressure for Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” Oncology Nursing Forum 34, no. 4 (July 2007): 813–20. doi:10.1188/07.ONF.xxx-xxx.

Drackley, Nancy L., Amy C. Degnim, James W. Jakub, Susanne M. Cutshall, Barbara S. Thomley, Julie K. Brodt, Laura K. Vanderlei, et al. “Effect of Massage Therapy for Postsurgical Mastectomy Recipients.” Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing 16, no. 2 (April 2012): 121–24. doi:10.1188/12.CJON.121-124.

Ernst, E. “Massage Therapy for Cancer Palliation and Supportive Care: A Systematic Review of Randomised Clinical Trials.” Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 17, no. 4 (April 2009): 333–37. doi:10.1007/s00520-008-0569-z.

Falkensteiner, Maria, Franco Mantovan, Irene Müller, and Christa Them. “The Use of Massage Therapy for Reducing Pain, Anxiety, and Depression in Oncological Palliative Care Patients: A Narrative Review of the Literature.” ISRN Nursing 2011 (2011): 929868. doi:10.5402/2011/929868.

Grealish, L., A. Lomasney, and B. Whiteman. “Foot Massage. A Nursing Intervention to Modify the Distressing Symptoms of Pain and Nausea in Patients Hospitalized with Cancer.” Cancer Nursing 23, no. 3 (June 2000): 237–43.

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Hadfield, N. “The Role of Aromatherapy Massage in Reducing Anxiety in Patients with Malignant Brain Tumours.” International Journal of Palliative Nursing 7, no. 6 (June 2001): 279–85. doi:10.12968/ijpn.2001.7.6.9025.

Hodgson, H. “Does Reflexology Impact on Cancer Patients’ Quality of Life?” Nursing Standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain): 1987) 14, no. 31 (April 19, 2000): 33–38. doi:10.7748/ns2000.04.14.31.33.c2817.

Hodgson, Nancy A., and Doreen Lafferty. “Reflexology versus Swedish Massage to Reduce Physiologic Stress and Pain and Improve Mood in Nursing Home Residents with Cancer: A Pilot Trial.” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: eCAM 2012 (2012): 456897. doi:10.1155/2012/456897.

Hofman, Maarten, Julie L. Ryan, Colmar D. Figueroa-Moseley, Pascal Jean-Pierre, and Gary R. Morrow. “Cancer-Related Fatigue: The Scale of the Problem.” The Oncologist 12 Suppl 1 (2007): 4–10. doi:10.1634/theoncologist.12-S1-4.

Holley, S. K. “Evaluating Patient Distress from Cancer-Related Fatigue: An Instrument Development Study.” Oncology Nursing Forum 27, no. 9 (October 2000): 1425–31.

Imanishi, Jiro, Hiroko Kuriyama, Ichiro Shigemori, Satoko Watanabe, Yuka Aihara, Masakazu Kita, Kiyoshi Sawai, et al. “Anxiolytic Effect of Aromatherapy Massage in Patients with Breast Cancer.” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: eCAM 6, no. 1 (March 2009): 123–28. doi:10.1093/ecam/nem073.

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Jane, Sui-Whi, Diana J. Wilkie, Betty B. Gallucci, Randal D. Beaton, and Hsiu-Ying Huang. “Effects of a Full-Body Massage on Pain Intensity, Anxiety, and Physiological Relaxation in Taiwanese Patients with Metastatic Bone Pain: A Pilot Study.” Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 37, no. 4 (April 2009): 754–63. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2008.04.021.

Karagozoglu, Serife, and Emine Kahve. “Effects of Back Massage on Chemotherapy-Related Fatigue and Anxiety: Supportive Care and Therapeutic Touch in Cancer Nursing.” Applied Nursing Research: ANR 26, no. 4 (November 2013): 210–17. doi:10.1016/j.apnr.2013.07.002.

Khiewkhern, Santisith, Supannee Promthet, Aemkhea Sukprasert, Wichai Eunhpinitpong, and Peter Bradshaw. “Effectiveness of Aromatherapy with Light Thai Massage for Cellular Immunity Improvement in Colorectal Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy.” Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP 14, no. 6 (2013): 3903–7.

Kite, S. M., E. J. Maher, K. Anderson, T. Young, J. Young, J. Wood, N. Howells, and J. Bradburn. “Development of an Aromatherapy Service at a Cancer Centre.” Palliative Medicine 12, no. 3 (May 1998): 171–80.

Kohara, Hiroyuki, Takako Miyauchi, Yoko Suehiro, Hiroshi Ueoka, Hiroyasu Takeyama, and Tatsuya Morita. “Combined Modality Treatment of Aromatherapy, Footsoak, and Reflexology Relieves Fatigue in Patients with Cancer.” Journal of Palliative Medicine 7, no. 6 (December 2004): 791–96. doi:10.1089/jpm.2004.7.791.

Krohn, Michaela, Miriam Listing, Gracia Tjahjono, Anett Reisshauer, Eva Peters, Burghard F. Klapp, and Martina Rauchfuss. “Depression, Mood, Stress, and Th1/Th2 Immune Balance in Primary Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Classical Massage Therapy.” Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 19, no. 9 (September 2011): 1303–11. doi:10.1007/s00520-010-0946-2.

Kutner, Jean S., Marlaine C. Smith, Lisa Corbin, Linnea Hemphill, Kathryn Benton, B. Karen Mellis, Brenda Beaty, et al. “Massage Therapy versus Simple Touch to Improve Pain and Mood in Patients with Advanced Cancer: A Randomized Trial.” Annals of Internal Medicine 149, no. 6 (September 16, 2008): 369–79.

Lai, T. K. T., M. C. Cheung, C. K. Lo, K. L. Ng, Y. H. Fung, M. Tong, and C. C. Yau. “Effectiveness of Aroma Massage on Advanced Cancer Patients with Constipation: A Pilot Study.” Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 17, no. 1 (February 2011): 37–43. doi:10.1016/j.ctcp.2010.02.004.

Listing, Miriam, Michaela Krohn, Christiane Liezmann, Ina Kim, Anett Reisshauer, Eva Peters, Burghard F. Klapp, and Martina Rauchfuss. “The Efficacy of Classical Massage on Stress Perception and Cortisol Following Primary Treatment of Breast Cancer.” Archives of Women’s Mental Health 13, no. 2 (April 2010): 165–73. doi:10.1007/s00737-009-0143-9.

Listing, Miriam, Anett Reisshauer, Michaela Krohn, Barbara Voigt, Gracia Tjahono, Janine Becker, Burghard F. Klapp, and Martina Rauchfuss. “Massage Therapy Reduces Physical Discomfort and Improves Mood Disturbances in Women with Breast Cancer.” Psycho-Oncology 18, no. 12 (December 2009): 1290–99. doi:10.1002/pon.1508.

Mackereth, Peter, Gwynneth Campbell, Paula Maycock, Jean Hennings, and Matthew Breckons. “Chair Massage for Patients and Carers: A Pilot Service in an Outpatient Setting of a Cancer Care Hospital.” Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 14, no. 2 (May 2008): 136–42. doi:10.1016/j.ctcp.2007.11.003.

Maizes, Victoria, David Rakel, and Catherine Niemiec. “Integrative Medicine and Patient-Centered Care.” Explore (New York, N.Y.) 5, no. 5 (October 2009): 277–89. doi:10.1016/j.explore.2009.06.008.

Mehling, Wolf E., Bradly Jacobs, Michael Acree, Leslie Wilson, Alan Bostrom, Jeremy West, Joseph Acquah, Beverly Burns, Jnani Chapman, and Frederick M. Hecht. “Symptom Management with Massage and Acupuncture in Postoperative Cancer Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 33, no. 3 (March 2007): 258–66. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2006.09.016.

Moyer, Christopher A., James Rounds, and James W. Hannum. “A Meta-Analysis of Massage Therapy Research.” Psychological Bulletin 130, no. 1 (January 2004): 3–18. doi:10.1037/0033-2909.130.1.3.

Myers, Cynthia D., Tracy Walton, Lindsay Bratsman, Jennifer Wilson, and Brent Small. “Massage Modalities and Symptoms Reported by Cancer Patients: Narrative Review.” Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology 6, no. 1 (2008): 19–28.

Olson, Karin, John Hanson, and Mary Michaud. “A Phase II Trial of Reiki for the Management of Pain in Advanced Cancer Patients.” Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 26, no. 5 (November 2003): 990–97.

Osaka, Iwao, Yukie Kurihara, Keiko Tanaka, Hisayoshi Nishizaki, Shigeru Aoki, and Isamu Adachi. “Endocrinological Evaluations of Brief Hand Massages in Palliative Care.” Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.) 15, no. 9 (September 2009): 981–85. doi:10.1089/acm.2008.0241.

Post-White, Janice, Mary Ellen Kinney, Kay Savik, Joanna Berntsen Gau, Carol Wilcox, and Irving Lerner. “Therapeutic Massage and Healing Touch Improve Symptoms in Cancer.” Integrative Cancer Therapies 2, no. 4 (December 2003): 332–44. doi:10.1177/1534735403259064.

Pruthi, Sandhya, Amy C. Degnim, Brent A. Bauer, Robert W. DePompolo, and Veena Nayar. “Value of Massage Therapy for Patients in a Breast Clinic.” Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing 13, no. 4 (August 2009): 422–25. doi:10.1188/09.CJON.422-425.

Quattrin, R., A. Zanini, S. Buchini, D. Turello, M. A. Annunziata, C. Vidotti, A. Colombatti, and S. Brusaferro. “Use of Reflexology Foot Massage to Reduce Anxiety in Hospitalized Cancer Patients in Chemotherapy Treatment: Methodology and Outcomes.” Journal of Nursing Management 14, no. 2 (March 2006): 96–105. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2934.2006.00557.x.

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Stringer, Jacqui, Ric Swindell, and Michael Dennis. “Massage in Patients Undergoing Intensive Chemotherapy Reduces Serum Cortisol and Prolactin.” Psycho-Oncology 17, no. 10 (October 2008): 1024–31. doi:10.1002/pon.1331.

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