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Massage therapy in palliative care populations: a narrative review of literature from 2012 to 2022

August 11, 20231 min read

Massage therapy in palliative care populations: a narrative review of literature from 2012 to 2022

Cates C, Jordan K, Munk N, Farrand R, Kennedy AB, Groninger H. Massage therapy in palliative care populations: a narrative review of literature from 2012 to 2022. Ann Palliat Med. 2023 Aug 11:apm-23-126. doi: 10.21037/apm-23-126.

Thirteen unique articles were identified through the PubMed database search and from a manual review of references. Study designs of included articles were one pilot, one quasiexperimental single-arm study, one mixed-methods study, two qualitative (both with hospital-based palliative care populations), seven randomized controlled trials, and one retrospective cohort analysis in a major Veterans Health Administration health care facility. Click here to read the full article.

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