Chair massage for patients and carers: a pilot service in an outpatient setting of a cancer care hospital.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/68833
Title:
Chair massage for patients and carers: a pilot service in an outpatient setting of a cancer care hospital.
Authors:
Mackereth, Peter A; Campbell, Gwynneth; Maycock, Paula; Hennings, Jean; Breckons, Matthew
Abstract:
PURPOSE: To gather patient and carer evaluations of a 20 min chair massage treatment provided one afternoon a week in an outpatient waiting area. METHOD: Information gathered over a year included documented evaluation of chair massage, pre- and post-treatment well-being scores (visual analogue scale). RESULTS: Both patients (n=224) and carers (n=185) positively evaluated the treatment. Key benefits reported included: relaxation, comfort, time out/treat, distraction, and relief of anxiety. There were significant changes in self-reported well-being score (p=<0.001), but no significant changes between scores for males and females. The changes in well-being scores on occasions (n=3) did not match the positive feedback. CONCLUSIONS: The findings suggest that the service was appreciated by patients and carers. The project was continued for a further year with internal funding. Further research is warranted to ascertain the added and longer-term value of this intervention.
Affiliation:
Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Rehabilitation Unit, Wilmslow, Manchester M20 4BX, UK. Peter.Mackereth@christie.nhs.uk
Citation:
Chair massage for patients and carers: a pilot service in an outpatient setting of a cancer care hospital. 2008, 14 (2):136-42 Complement Ther Clin Pract
Journal:
Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Issue Date:
May-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/68833
DOI:
10.1016/j.ctcp.2007.11.003
PubMed ID:
18396258
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1744-3881
Appears in Collections:
All Christie Publications

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMackereth, Peter A-
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, Gwynneth-
dc.contributor.authorMaycock, Paula-
dc.contributor.authorHennings, Jean-
dc.contributor.authorBreckons, Matthew-
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-22T14:13:04Z-
dc.date.available2009-05-22T14:13:04Z-
dc.date.issued2008-05-
dc.identifier.citationChair massage for patients and carers: a pilot service in an outpatient setting of a cancer care hospital. 2008, 14 (2):136-42 Complement Ther Clin Practen
dc.identifier.issn1744-3881-
dc.identifier.pmid18396258-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ctcp.2007.11.003-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/68833-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: To gather patient and carer evaluations of a 20 min chair massage treatment provided one afternoon a week in an outpatient waiting area. METHOD: Information gathered over a year included documented evaluation of chair massage, pre- and post-treatment well-being scores (visual analogue scale). RESULTS: Both patients (n=224) and carers (n=185) positively evaluated the treatment. Key benefits reported included: relaxation, comfort, time out/treat, distraction, and relief of anxiety. There were significant changes in self-reported well-being score (p=<0.001), but no significant changes between scores for males and females. The changes in well-being scores on occasions (n=3) did not match the positive feedback. CONCLUSIONS: The findings suggest that the service was appreciated by patients and carers. The project was continued for a further year with internal funding. Further research is warranted to ascertain the added and longer-term value of this intervention.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectCancer Psychologyen
dc.subjectOutpatiensen
dc.subjectCanceren
dc.subjectEvaluationen
dc.subject.meshCancer Care Facilities-
dc.subject.meshCaregivers-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMassage-
dc.subject.meshMental Health-
dc.subject.meshNeoplasms-
dc.subject.meshPatient Satisfaction-
dc.subject.meshPilot Projects-
dc.subject.meshStress, Psychological-
dc.titleChair massage for patients and carers: a pilot service in an outpatient setting of a cancer care hospital.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentChristie NHS Foundation Trust, Rehabilitation Unit, Wilmslow, Manchester M20 4BX, UK. Peter.Mackereth@christie.nhs.uken
dc.identifier.journalComplementary Therapies in Clinical Practiceen

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