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Pessini, L. and Bertachini, L. (2004) Humanizacao e Cuidados Paliativos. Loyola, Sao Paulo.

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  • TITLE: Effect of Therapeutic Massage in Cancer Patient: Suffering

    AUTHORS: Márcia Lúcia Sousa Dias Alves, Maria Helena de Agrela Gonçalves Jardim, Bárbara Pereira Gomes

    KEYWORDS: Oncology, Suffering, Massage

    JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Cancer Therapy, Vol.8 No.12, December 6, 2017

    ABSTRACT: People with oncological disease demonstrate, in addition to the side effects of the treatments, the future uncertainties and suffering, having this pathology an impact on self-image, in interpersonal relationships, the meanings and ways of life. We design the quasi-experimental study with the aim to evaluate the effect of the massage therapy on a sample of 31 suffering cancer patients, 16 of the experimental group and the control group 15. For the operationalization of the independent variable a protocol of massage therapy advocated by Tiffany Field was used and Hernandez-Reif uses the inventory of subjective Experiences suffering in illness (IESSD). The massage therapy was proved beneficial on psychological dimension (p p = 0.001), existential (p p = 0.005) and suffering (p