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Touch the pain away: new research on therapeutic touch and persons with fibromyalgia syndrome.

Abstract

This pilot study tested the effectiveness of 6 therapeutic touch treatments on the experience of pain and quality of life for persons with fibromyalgia syndrome. Its findings support that subjects who received therapeutic touch had a statistically significant decrease in pain for each pretherapeutic to posttherapeutic touch treatment, as well as significant improvement in quality of life from pre-first to pre-sixth treatment. Therapeutic touch may be an effective treatment for relieving pain and improving quality of life in this specific population of persons with fibromyalgia syndrome.

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    Wichita State University and the Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita, KS, USA. bdenison@sbcusa.com

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    MeSH

    Adult
    Aged
    Aged, 80 and over
    Female
    Fibromyalgia
    Holistic Nursing
    Humans
    Male
    Middle Aged
    Nursing Evaluation Research
    Pain
    Pain Measurement
    Patient Satisfaction
    Pilot Projects
    Prospective Studies
    Quality of Life
    Research Design
    Therapeutic Touch
    Time Factors
    Treatment Outcome

    Pub Type(s)

    Clinical Trial
    Journal Article
    Randomized Controlled Trial
    Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    15222602

    Citation

    Denison, Barbara. "Touch the Pain Away: New Research On Therapeutic Touch and Persons With Fibromyalgia Syndrome." Holistic Nursing Practice, vol. 18, no. 3, 2004, pp. 142-51.
    Denison B. Touch the pain away: new research on therapeutic touch and persons with fibromyalgia syndrome. Holist Nurs Pract. 2004;18(3):142-51.
    Denison, B. (2004). Touch the pain away: new research on therapeutic touch and persons with fibromyalgia syndrome. Holistic Nursing Practice, 18(3), pp. 142-51.
    Denison B. Touch the Pain Away: New Research On Therapeutic Touch and Persons With Fibromyalgia Syndrome. Holist Nurs Pract. 2004;18(3):142-51. PubMed PMID: 15222602.
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