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Article: Effects of a Short-Term Dance Movement Therapy Program on Symptoms and Stress in Patients With Breast Cancer Undergoing Radiotherapy: A Randomized, Controlled, Single-Blind Trial

TitleEffects of a Short-Term Dance Movement Therapy Program on Symptoms and Stress in Patients With Breast Cancer Undergoing Radiotherapy: A Randomized, Controlled, Single-Blind Trial
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Issue Date2016
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Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 2016, v. 51 n. 5, p. 824-831 How to Cite?
AbstractAbstract Context Integrated interventions with combined elements of body movement and psychotherapy on treatment-related symptoms in cancer patients are relatively scarce. Objectives The aim of the present study is to investigate the effectiveness of dance movement therapy (DMT) on improving treatment-related symptoms in a randomized controlled trial. Methods A total of 139 Chinese patients with breast cancer awaiting adjuvant radiotherapy were randomized to DMT or control group. The intervention included six 1.5-hour DMT sessions provided twice a week over the course of radiotherapy. Self-report measures on perceived stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, pain, sleep disturbance, and quality of life were completed before and after the three-week program. Results DMT showed significant effects on buffering the deterioration in perceived stress, pain severity, and pain interference (Cohen d = 0.34–0.36, P < 0.05). No significant intervention effects were found on anxiety, depression, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and quality of life (Cohen d = 0.01–0.20, P > 0.05). Conclusion The short-term DMT program can counter the anticipated worsening of stress and pain in women with breast cancer during radiotherapy.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/231712

 

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dc.contributor.authorHo, RTH-
dc.contributor.authorFong, TCT-
dc.contributor.authorCheung, KM-
dc.contributor.authorYip, PSF-
dc.contributor.authorLuk, MY-
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-20T05:25:01Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-20T05:25:01Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Pain and Symptom Management, 2016, v. 51 n. 5, p. 824-831-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/231712-
dc.description.abstractAbstract Context Integrated interventions with combined elements of body movement and psychotherapy on treatment-related symptoms in cancer patients are relatively scarce. Objectives The aim of the present study is to investigate the effectiveness of dance movement therapy (DMT) on improving treatment-related symptoms in a randomized controlled trial. Methods A total of 139 Chinese patients with breast cancer awaiting adjuvant radiotherapy were randomized to DMT or control group. The intervention included six 1.5-hour DMT sessions provided twice a week over the course of radiotherapy. Self-report measures on perceived stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, pain, sleep disturbance, and quality of life were completed before and after the three-week program. Results DMT showed significant effects on buffering the deterioration in perceived stress, pain severity, and pain interference (Cohen d = 0.34–0.36, P < 0.05). No significant intervention effects were found on anxiety, depression, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and quality of life (Cohen d = 0.01–0.20, P > 0.05). Conclusion The short-term DMT program can counter the anticipated worsening of stress and pain in women with breast cancer during radiotherapy.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Pain and Symptom Management-
dc.titleEffects of a Short-Term Dance Movement Therapy Program on Symptoms and Stress in Patients With Breast Cancer Undergoing Radiotherapy: A Randomized, Controlled, Single-Blind Trial-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailHo, RTH: tinho@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailFong, TCT: ttaatt@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailCheung, KM: irenech@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailYip, PSF: sfpyip@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLuk, MY: myluk@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityHo, RTH=rp00497-
dc.identifier.authorityYip, PSF=rp00596-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2015.12.332-
dc.identifier.hkuros263162-
dc.identifier.volume51-
dc.identifier.issue5-
dc.identifier.spage824-
dc.identifier.epage831-

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