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Codie R Rouleau, Sheila N Garland, Linda E Carlson
Research on the use of mindfulness-based stress reduction and related mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) in cancer care has proliferated over the past decade. MBIs have aimed to facilitate physical and emotional adjustment to life with cancer through the cultivation and practice of mindfulness (ie, purposeful, nonjudgmental, moment-to-moment awareness). This descriptive review highlights three categories of outcomes that have been evaluated in MBI research with cancer patients - namely, symptom reduction, positive psychological growth, and biological outcomes...
2015: Cancer Management and Research
Soheila Rahmani, Siavash Talepasand
BACKGROUND: Cancer is not merely an event with a certain end, but it is a permanent and vague situation that is determined by delayed effects due to the disease, its treatment and its related psychological issues. The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of the mindfulness-based stress reduction program and conscious yoga on the mental fatigue severity and life quality of women with breast cancer. METHODS: This was a quasi-experimental study with a pre-test, post-test and control group...
2015: Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Karen L Syrjala, Mark P Jensen, M Elena Mendoza, Jean C Yi, Hannah M Fisher, Francis J Keefe
This review examines evidence for psychological factors that affect pain across the cancer continuum from diagnosis through treatment and long-term survivorship or end of life. Evidence is convincing that emotional distress, depression, anxiety, uncertainty, and hopelessness interact with pain. Unrelieved pain can increase a desire for hastened death. Patients with cancer use many strategies to manage pain, with catastrophizing associated with increased pain and self-efficacy associated with lower pain reports...
June 1, 2014: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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