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Pilot Study of Massage to Improve Sleep and Fatigue in Hospitalized Adolescents With Cancer

January 12, 20161 min read

Pilot Study of Massage to Improve Sleep and Fatigue in Hospitalized Adolescents With Cancer

Jacobs S, Mowbray C, Cates LM, Baylor A, Gable C, Skora E, Estrada M, Cheng Y, Wang J, Lewin D, Hinds P. Pilot Study of Massage to Improve Sleep and Fatigue in Hospitalized Adolescents With Cancer. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 May;63(5):880-6. 

In June 2012, Healwell concluded an effort that spanned two years in a research partnership with an area hospital providing massage therapy to pediatric patients in an oncology massage feasibility study. Children’s National Medical Center engaged Healwell to provide massage therapy to pediatric oncology patients as part of their study, To Sleep, Perchance to Dream: a massage therapy trial in adolescents with cancer, to measure both the feasibility of offering massage to this population and the effect of massage therapy on sleep patterns in this population.

For a copy of the full paper, please email Cal Cates ([email protected]).

Funding has been secured for a multi-site replication of this study. Stay tuned for the full announcement.

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