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Touch the pain away: new research on therapeutic touch and persons with fibromyalgia syndrome.
Holist Nurs Pract 2004 May-Jun; 18(3):142-51HN

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.

Authors+Show Affiliations

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

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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