Key PointsQuestionWhat is the efficacy of 2 types of self-administered acupressure compared with usual care for treating chronic fatigue, poor sleep, and low quality of life in fatigued breast cancer survivors? FindingsIn this randomized clinical trial that included 288 breast cancer survivors, the percentages of women who achieved normal fatigue levels at week 6 were 66.2% in relaxing acupressure, 60.9% in stimulating acupressure, and 31.3% in usual care. Only women in the stimulating acupressure arm experienced significant improvement in both sleep quality and quality of life vs usual care. MeaningSelf-administered relaxing acupressure may be a useful treatment for improving fatigue, sleep, and quality of life.
JAMA Oncology – American Medical Association
Published: Nov 7, 2016