Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

6-29-2015

Abstract

Background:

  • High levels of anxiety and distress are associated with the diagnosis, treatment, and remission stages of cancer.
  • Psychological symptoms have the potential to negatively influence functional performance, quality of life, overall health, and recovery of individuals with cancer.
  • Improvements in occupational performance and quality of life, as well as reductions in anxiety and pain have been demonstrated in a variety of health conditions with the use of therapeutic relaxation techniques, such as:
    • Yoga/Tai Chi
    • Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR)
    • Relaxation Training
    • Massage
  • Research continues to emerge investigating trends in use, patient experiences, and efficacy of therapeutic relaxation techniques with individuals living with cancer.

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