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Effects of Qigong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, and Tuina on cancer-related fatigue for breast cancer patients: A protocol of systematic review and meta-analysis.
Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 Nov 06; 99(45):e23016.M

Abstract

BACKGROUNDS

Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is one of the most common and disabling outcomes in patients with breast cancer (BC). Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) nonpharmacological interventions are becoming increasingly popular for cancer treatment and rehabilitation interventions. However, their efficacy and safety remain unclear and there is no systematic review or meta-analysis focusing fully on this issue. We aim to evaluate the effects of representative TCM nonpharmacological interventions, including Qigong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, and Tuina, on CRF in BC patients.

METHODS

Published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that assessed the efficacy of these interventions on CRF for BC patients will be included. We will search from the following electronic databases: PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Web of Science, Scopus, PsycINFO, PSYINDEX, CINAHL, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), WanFang Database, and Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (CBM). The primary outcomes are the improvement of CRF, which will be evaluated by the Piper Fatigue Scale (PFS), the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT)-Fatigue Scale, Schwartz Cancer Fatigue Scale (SCFS), the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI). The secondary outcomes are quality of life and safety. The meta-analysis will be performed using RevMan ver 5.3(Cochrane) statistical software.

RESULTS

We will provide more practical results investigating the efficacy of Qigong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, Tuina for BC patients with CRF from several respects including the improvement of fatigue, quality of life, and safety.

CONCLUSIONS

This review will generate more stronger evidence in BC patients for TCM nonpharmacological interventions, including Qigong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, Tuina, in the treatment of CRF and help to inform clinicians and policymakers.

ETHICS DISSEMINATION

Ethical approval is not necessary because all of the study base in our review will be based on published research. We will submit our results to a peer-reviewed journal.

STUDY REGISTRATION NUMBER

The study is priorly registered through International Platform of Registered Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Protocol on October 2, 2020 (INPLASY 2020100003).

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Oncology, Guang'anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences.Department of Oncology, Guang'anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences.Department of Oncology, Guang'anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences.School of Graduates, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China.School of Graduates, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China.School of Graduates, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China.Department of Oncology, Guang'anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences.Department of Oncology, Guang'anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Meta-Analysis
Systematic Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

33157949

Citation

Li, Xue, et al. "Effects of Qigong, Tai Chi, Acupuncture, and Tuina On Cancer-related Fatigue for Breast Cancer Patients: a Protocol of Systematic Review and Meta-analysis." Medicine, vol. 99, no. 45, 2020, pp. e23016.
Li X, Wang X, Song L, et al. Effects of Qigong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, and Tuina on cancer-related fatigue for breast cancer patients: A protocol of systematic review and meta-analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2020;99(45):e23016.
Li, X., Wang, X., Song, L., Tian, J., Ma, X., Mao, Q., Lin, H., & Zhang, Y. (2020). Effects of Qigong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, and Tuina on cancer-related fatigue for breast cancer patients: A protocol of systematic review and meta-analysis. Medicine, 99(45), e23016. https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000023016
Li X, et al. Effects of Qigong, Tai Chi, Acupuncture, and Tuina On Cancer-related Fatigue for Breast Cancer Patients: a Protocol of Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 Nov 6;99(45):e23016. PubMed PMID: 33157949.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Effects of Qigong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, and Tuina on cancer-related fatigue for breast cancer patients: A protocol of systematic review and meta-analysis. AU - Li,Xue, AU - Wang,Xueqian, AU - Song,Lijun, AU - Tian,Jiayue, AU - Ma,Xuejiao, AU - Mao,Qiyuan, AU - Lin,Hongsheng, AU - Zhang,Ying, PY - 2020/11/7/entrez PY - 2020/11/8/pubmed PY - 2020/11/21/medline SP - e23016 EP - e23016 JF - Medicine JO - Medicine (Baltimore) VL - 99 IS - 45 N2 - BACKGROUNDS: Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is one of the most common and disabling outcomes in patients with breast cancer (BC). Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) nonpharmacological interventions are becoming increasingly popular for cancer treatment and rehabilitation interventions. However, their efficacy and safety remain unclear and there is no systematic review or meta-analysis focusing fully on this issue. We aim to evaluate the effects of representative TCM nonpharmacological interventions, including Qigong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, and Tuina, on CRF in BC patients. METHODS: Published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that assessed the efficacy of these interventions on CRF for BC patients will be included. We will search from the following electronic databases: PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Web of Science, Scopus, PsycINFO, PSYINDEX, CINAHL, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), WanFang Database, and Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (CBM). The primary outcomes are the improvement of CRF, which will be evaluated by the Piper Fatigue Scale (PFS), the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT)-Fatigue Scale, Schwartz Cancer Fatigue Scale (SCFS), the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI). The secondary outcomes are quality of life and safety. The meta-analysis will be performed using RevMan ver 5.3(Cochrane) statistical software. RESULTS: We will provide more practical results investigating the efficacy of Qigong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, Tuina for BC patients with CRF from several respects including the improvement of fatigue, quality of life, and safety. CONCLUSIONS: This review will generate more stronger evidence in BC patients for TCM nonpharmacological interventions, including Qigong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, Tuina, in the treatment of CRF and help to inform clinicians and policymakers. ETHICS DISSEMINATION: Ethical approval is not necessary because all of the study base in our review will be based on published research. We will submit our results to a peer-reviewed journal. STUDY REGISTRATION NUMBER: The study is priorly registered through International Platform of Registered Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Protocol on October 2, 2020 (INPLASY 2020100003). SN - 1536-5964 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/33157949/Effects_of_Qigong_Tai_Chi_acupuncture_and_Tuina_on_cancer_related_fatigue_for_breast_cancer_patients:_A_protocol_of_systematic_review_and_meta_analysis_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000023016 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -