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Investigation of 2 Types of Self-administered Acupressure for Persistent Cancer-Related Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors

Investigation of 2 Types of Self-administered Acupressure for Persistent Cancer-Related Fatigue... 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Oncology American Medical Association

Investigation of 2 Types of Self-administered Acupressure for Persistent Cancer-Related Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2016 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2374-2437
eISSN
2374-2445
DOI
10.1001/jamaoncol.2016.1867
pmid
27388752
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Abstract

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.

Journal

JAMA OncologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 7, 2016

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