21 februari 2010: Bron: Arch Womens Ment Health. 2010 Feb 19 en Psychooncology. 2009 Dec;18(12):1290-9.
Twee gerandomiseerde kleinschalige studies bewijzen dat klassieke massage gedurende een periode van 5 tot 6 weken de stress bij borstkankerpatienten significant vermindert. Ook is dit te zien aan de cortisolwaarden en stresswaarden in het bloed. Zie hieronder de twee abstracten van de studies. Er hebben eerder meerdere studies bewezen dat met name bij borstkanker psychosociale interventie een grote rol kan spelen in stressvermindering enz.
Arch Womens Ment Health. 2010 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print]
The efficacy of classical massage on stress perception and cortisol following primary treatment of breast cancer.
Center for Internal Medicine and Dermatology, Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy Berlin, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Luisenstr. 13a, 10117, Berlin, Germany, email@example.com.
To investigate the efficacy of classical massage on stress perception and mood disturbances, 34 women diagnosed with primary breast cancer were randomized into an intervention or control group. For a period of 5 weeks, the intervention group (n = 17) received biweekly 30-min classical massages. The control group (n = 17) received no additional treatment to their routine health care. The Perceived Stress Questionnaire (PSQ) and the Berlin Mood Questionnaire (BSF) were used and the patients' blood was collected at baseline (T1), at the end of the intervention period (T2), and 6 weeks after T2 (T3). Compared with control group, women in the intervention group reported significantly lower mood disturbances, especially for anger (p = 0.048), anxious depression (p = 0.03) at T2, and tiredness at T3 (p = 0.01). No group differences were found in PSQ scales, cortisol and serotonin concentrations at T2 and T3. However, perceived stress and cortisol serum levels (p = 0.03) were significantly reduced after massage therapy (T2) compared with baseline in the intervention group. Further research is needed to validate our findings.
PMID: 20169378 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Psychooncology. 2009 Dec;18(12):1290-9.
Massage therapy reduces physical discomfort and improves mood disturbances in women with breast cancer.
Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, Charité Center for Internal Medicine and Dermatology, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, 10117 Berlin, Germany. firstname.lastname@example.org
BACKGROUND. A randomized controlled trial was conducted to investigate the efficacy of classical massage treatment in reducing breast cancer-related symptoms and in improving mood disturbances.
METHODS. Women diagnosed with primary breast cancer were randomized into an intervention group and a control group. For a period of 5 weeks, the intervention group received bi-weekly 30-min classical massages in the back and head-neck areas. The control group received no additional treatment to their routine healthcare. To evaluate treatment efficacy, the following validated questionnaires were administrated at baseline (T1), at the end of the intervention (T2), and at a followup at 11 weeks (T3): the Short Form-8 Health Survey, the European Organization of Research and Treatment of Cancer quality of life questionnaire breast module (EORTC QLQ-BR23), the Giessen Complaints Inventory (GBB), and the Berlin Mood Questionnaire (BSF).
RESULTS. Eighty-six eligible women (mean age: 59 years) were enrolled in the study. A significantly higher reduction of physical discomfort was found in the intervention group compared with the control group at T2 (p=0.001) and at T3 (p=0.038). A decrease in fatigue was also observed. Women in the intervention group reported significantly lower mood disturbances at T2 (p<0.01) but not at T3. The effect of treatment on mood disturbances was significantly higher if a patient was treated continuously by the same masseur.
CONCLUSION. Classical massage seems to be an effective adjuvant treatment for reducing physical discomfort and fatigue, and improving mood disturbances in women with early stage breast cancer.
PMID: 19189275 [PubMed - in process]
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