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J Bodyw Mov Ther ; 23(2): 291-294, 2019 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31103110

RESUMO

As massage therapy experiences a resurgence of use for hospitalized patients, it is appropriate to consider the competencies needed by practitioners to practice safely and effectively in the inpatient setting. Hospitals differ vastly from other massage practice locations such as private offices, spas, and sports clubs. The variety of conditions encountered in an acute care setting require the knowledge and ability to adapt massage protocols appropriately. The Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH) created the Hospital Based Massage Therapy (HBMT) Task Force to determine if there is a need for HBMT specific competencies and then, if needed, to develop peer reviewed competencies that hospital staff, massage therapy educators, and massage therapists all may find useful. The members of the task force identified massage therapists who worked in hospitals generally, as well as in hospitals known to have HBMT programs. A spreadsheet was created listing the individuals and a survey was distributed to those on the spreadsheet. These individuals were also asked to identify others who might be interested in participating in the project. The purpose of the survey was to assess various elements of HBMT programs such as educational/experience requirements, employment model, orientation, and supervision. 32 out of 37 hospitals (87%) completed the survey. The Task Force considered the high response rate and the extent to which respondents provided in-depth answers to the open-ended questions as evidence of the need for specific competencies for safe and effective massage therapy for hospitalized patients. In addition to the survey, the task force used a Delphi technique to engage survey participants and other experts in the field to shape the initial draft of the competencies. As these competencies are shared with hospitals, massage therapists, and massage educators, the Task Force members expect that additional development of the competencies will take place as various groups implement them.


Assuntos
Administração Hospitalar , Pacientes Internados , Massagem/organização & administração , Competência Clínica/normas , Protocolos Clínicos/normas , Técnica Delfos , Humanos , Massagem/educação , Massagem/normas , Papel Profissional
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Acad Med ; 94(6): 885-892, 2019 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30720530

RESUMO

PURPOSE: To investigate the impact of a unique curriculum combining learning of surface anatomy and massage therapy for medical and physician assistant students. METHOD: The authors conducted a randomized controlled trial in 2014 at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine with 20 first-year students who viewed 4 hours of educational videos and participated in 11 hours of hands-on massage practice and 20 first-year students who only viewed the educational videos. Participants completed pre- and postcourse assessments of knowledge, attitudes, and personal wellness and completed a validated assessment of four dimensions of personal wellness. RESULTS: Hands-on group participants outscored the online-only group in postcourse knowledge assessments of surface anatomy and massage therapy principles (P < .05). Students in the hands-on group reported higher agreement with statements about perceived knowledge and beliefs about referrals and advising patients regarding massage therapy (P < .05). Students also frequently reported greater comfort administering physical examinations. Hands-on group participants had statistically significant improvements in psychological wellness during the study (P = .03), whereas online-only participants had a slight decrease (P = .09). Physical wellness was also slightly improved in the hands-on group (P = .06). CONCLUSIONS: Findings show that integrating surface anatomy and massage therapy in an experiential course resulted in significant gains in knowledge of anatomy, understanding about interprofessional health care roles, increased confidence in clinical practice, and improved wellness. Accordingly, further development of learning experiences that incorporate basic science, interprofessional education, and techniques that promote student wellness should be encouraged.


Assuntos
Anatomia/educação , Massagem/educação , Músculo Esquelético/anatomia & histologia , Aprendizagem Baseada em Problemas/métodos , Currículo , Educação a Distância/estatística & dados numéricos , Educação de Graduação em Medicina , Avaliação Educacional , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Assistentes Médicos , Avaliação de Programas e Projetos de Saúde , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto
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J Clin Nurs ; 28(3-4): 489-498, 2019 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30039594

RESUMO

AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: To explore the experience of learning infant massage among mothers who are having insecurity and stress in their transition to motherhood. BACKGROUND: Secure attachment is essential for healthy infant development. An interaction with the caregiver, characterised by sensitivity, engagement and adequate responding, is necessary for the development of attachment. However, transition to parenting can be a major challenge and create insecurity and stress for some mothers. This can interfere with mother's attachment and sensitivity to the baby's cues, which in turn can affect the mother-infant interaction. Mothers who struggled postpartum were invited to participate in a group called Mamma Mia, a programme where mothers learn infant massage as targeted measure for improving interaction between the mother and baby. To date, there is limited knowledge how mothers receiving this group programme experience infant massage. DESIGN AND METHOD: A qualitative and explorative approach was used, based on interviews with 12 mothers who had participated in Mamma Mia group facilitated by public health nurses at Well Child Clinics in Norway. We used qualitative content analysis with manifest and latent content to analyse the transcripts. RESULT: One main theme emerged: "A relief with an opportunity for emotional and physical connection with the baby" and four categories were identified to highlight the mothers' experiences through (a) appreciating the structure, (b) providing self-esteem and self-confidence, (c) connecting with the baby and (d) discovering the baby's presence. CONCLUSIONS: Mothers in this study in Norway enjoyed the experience of learning infant massage and felt closer to their babies as a result. RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE: Training of health professionals to provide infant massage to mothers in a Mamma Mia group or similar groups can be a low cost and efficient intervention in primary care.


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Massagem/educação , Relações Mãe-Filho/psicologia , Mães/psicologia , Adulto , Desenvolvimento Infantil , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Massagem/psicologia , Mães/educação , Noruega , Enfermeiras de Saúde Pública , Período Pós-Parto/psicologia , Pesquisa Qualitativa , Autoeficácia , Adulto Jovem
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J Complement Integr Med ; 16(2)2018 Oct 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30312159

RESUMO

Background The Protocol Training and Assessment Model (Model) was developed through collaboration between Emory University School of Medicine and Atlanta School of Massage to minimize intra- and inter-therapist variability for two research massage therapist (rMT) applied intervention arms in the Massage for Cancer-Related Fatigue (MCRF) early-phase study. The Model was followed to maintain and assess protocol integrity for the study's manualized Swedish massage therapy (SMT) and light touch (LT) interventions. Methods The Model includes initial rMT training, quarterly retraining sessions, accessible resources (scripts, treatment guides, weekly research personnel meetings), and ongoing monitoring. Model efficacy was assessed by monitoring data collected at retraining sessions, through audio recording review, and through subject and rMT reporting. Results Model application resulted in a high level of intervention consistency throughout the study. Protocol-related session comment rate by subjects was 2.7%. Few study participants reported intra-rMT or inter-rMT treatment delivery differences. Observation during retraining sessions indicated massage therapists continued to adhere to protocols. Importantly rMTs increased their participation beyond core duties, suggesting additional ways to standardize subject treatment experience. Conclusions Through systematic application of the Protocol Training and Assessment Model, continuous and collaborative quality improvement discussions between scientists and research massage therapists resulted in reliable, standardized SMT and LT interventions for the MCRF early-phase study. Future research can apply the Model to support and assess consistent rMT-delivered intervention applications.


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Neoplasias da Mama/complicações , Fadiga/terapia , Pessoal de Saúde/psicologia , Massagem/psicologia , Cooperação e Adesão ao Tratamento , Protocolos Clínicos , Fadiga/etiologia , Feminino , Pessoal de Saúde/educação , Humanos , Massagem/educação , Massagem/métodos , Avaliação de Programas e Projetos de Saúde , Ensino/educação , Ensino/psicologia
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Chin J Integr Med ; 24(7): 531-536, 2018 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28028714

RESUMO

OBJECTIVE: To reveal the force mechanism for therapeutic effect of pushing manipulation with one-finger meditation. METHODS: A total of 15 participants were recruited in this study and assigned to an expert group, a skilled group and a novice group, with 5 participants in each group. Mechanical signals were collected from a biomechanical testing platform, and these data were further observed via similarity analysis and cluster analysis. RESULTS: Comparing the force waveforms of manipulation revealed that the manipulation forces were similar between the expert group and the skilled group (P>0.05). The mean value of vertical force was 9.8 N, and 95% CI rang from 6.37 to 14.70 N, but there were significant differences compared with the novice group (P<0.05). The result of overall similarity coefficient cluster analysis showed that two kinds of manipulation forces curves were existed between the expert group and the skilled group. CONCLUSION: Pushing manipulation with one-finger meditation is a kind of light stimulation manipulation on the acupoint, and force characteristics of double waveforms continuously alternated during manual operation.


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Fenômenos Biomecânicos/fisiologia , Dedos/fisiologia , Força da Mão/fisiologia , Massagem/métodos , Medicina Tradicional Chinesa/métodos , Meditação/métodos , Manipulações Musculoesqueléticas/métodos , Pontos de Acupuntura , Competência Clínica , Humanos , Individualidade , Massagem/educação , Modelos Teóricos , Manipulações Musculoesqueléticas/educação , Manipulações Musculoesqueléticas/normas
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Rev. eletrônica enferm ; 19: 1-10, Jan.Dez.2017. tab, ilus
Artigo em Português | LILACS | ID: biblio-912852

RESUMO

Este estudo teve como objetivo construir e validar um vídeo educativo sobre a reflexologia podal. Estudo metodológico, desenvolvido em uma Instituição de Ensino Superior do sudeste brasileiro, em que foram percorridas as fases de pré-produção, produção e pós-produção do vídeo, seguidas da avaliação da compreensão e da abrangência do conteúdo abordado. A versão final do vídeo educativo apresenta duração de 12 minutos e sete segundos. Os peritos o avaliaram como um recurso educativo que apresenta a temática de forma clara e objetiva. Os alunos consideraram o material educativo adequado e apontaram boa aceitação do mesmo. As etapas adotadas permitiram construir e validar o vídeo proposto, um material educativo claro, objetivo e adequado. Espera-se, em estudo posterior, avaliar o impacto do vídeo educativo na construção do conhecimento da reflexologia podal.


The aim of this study was to construct and validate an educational video about foot reflexology. A methodological study was conducted at a higher education institution in southeastern Brazil, where the video pre-production, production and post-production stages were performed, followed by an evaluation of content understanding and comprehensiveness. The duration of the final version of the educational video is 12'7" (12 minutes and 7 seconds). The experts considered it an educational resource that presents the theme in a clear and objective way. The students considered it a proper educational material and showed good acceptance. The stages adopted for video construction and validation produced a clear, objective and proper educational material. Further studies should evaluate the impact of an educational video on the construction of foot reflexology knowledge.


Assuntos
Filme e Vídeo Educativo , Massagem/educação , Massagem/métodos , Massagem/enfermagem
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J Bodyw Mov Ther ; 21(2): 274-283, 2017 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28532869

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Conducting research on massage therapy (MT) continues to be a significant challenge. PURPOSE: To explore and identify the structures, processes, and resources required to enable viable, sustainable and high quality MT research activities in the Canadian context. PARTICIPANTS: Academically-based researchers and MT professionals involved in research. RESEARCH DESIGN: Formative evaluation and a descriptive qualitative approach were applied. RESULTS: Five main themes regarding the requirements of a productive and sustainable MT research infrastructure in Canada were identified: 1) core components, 2) variable components, 3) varying perspectives of stakeholder groups, 4) barriers to creating research infrastructure, and 5) negative metaphors. In addition, participants offered a number of recommendations on how to develop such an infrastructure. CONCLUSIONS: While barriers exist that require attention, participants' insights suggest there are various pathways through which a productive and sustainable MT research infrastructure can be achieved.


Assuntos
Massagem/métodos , Pesquisa/organização & administração , Canadá , Comportamento Cooperativo , Humanos , Liderança , Massagem/educação , Massagem/normas , Determinação de Necessidades de Cuidados de Saúde , Pesquisa Qualitativa , Pesquisa/normas , Resultado do Tratamento , Estados Unidos
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J Adv Nurs ; 73(8): 2012-2021, 2017 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28122157

RESUMO

AIM: To evaluate and quantify the intervention fidelity of a symptom management protocol through implementation of a scorecard, using an exemplar study of caregiver-delivered reflexology for people with breast cancer. BACKGROUND: Studies on caregiver-delivered symptom management interventions seldom include adequate information on protocol fidelity, contributing to potentially suboptimal provision of the therapeutic intervention, hindering reproducibility and generalizability of the results. DESIGN: Fidelity assessment of a 4-week intervention protocol in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) with data collection between 2012 - 2016. METHODS: The National Institutes of Health Behaviour Change Consortium (NIH-BCC) conceptual model for intervention fidelity guided the study. The five NIH-BCC fidelity elements are: (1) dose; (2) provider training; (3) intervention delivery; (4) intervention receipt; and (5) enactment. To illustrate the elements, an intervention protocol was deconstructed and each element quantified using a newly developed fidelity scorecard. RESULTS: Mean scores and frequency distributions were derived for the scorecard elements. For dose, the mean number of sessions was 4·4, 96% used the correct intervention duration and 29% had 4 weeks with at least one session. Provider training was achieved at 80% of the maximum score, intervention delivery was 96%, intervention receipt was 99% and enactment indicated moderate adoption at 3·8 sessions per patient. The sample mean score was 15·4 out of 16, indicating the high overall fidelity. CONCLUSION: Research findings that include description of how fidelity is both addressed and evaluated are necessary for clinical translation. Clinicians can confidently recommend symptom management strategies to patients and caregivers when fidelity standards are explicitly reported and measured.


Assuntos
Neoplasias da Mama/terapia , Cuidadores/normas , Assistência à Saúde/normas , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Cuidadores/educação , Feminino , Humanos , Massagem/educação , Massagem/métodos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Adulto Jovem
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Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract ; 22(5): 1071-1083, 2017 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28013426

RESUMO

Several studies have shown that cognitive integration of basic and clinical sciences supports diagnostic reasoning in novices; however, there has been limited exploration of the ways in which educators can translate this model of mental activity into sound instructional strategies. The use of self-explanation during learning has the potential to promote and support the development of integrated knowledge by encouraging novices to elaborate on the causal relationship between clinical features and basic science mechanisms. To explore the effect of this strategy, we compared diagnostic efficacy of teaching students (n = 71) the clinical features of four musculoskeletal pathologies using either (1) integrated causal basic science descriptions (BaSci group); (2) integrated causal basic science descriptions combined with self-explanation prompts (SE group); (3) basic science mechanisms segregated from the clinical features (SG group). All participants completed a diagnostic accuracy test immediately after learning and 1-week later. The results showed that the BaSci group performed significantly better compared to the SE (p = 0.019) and SG groups (p = 0.004); however, no difference was observed between the SE and SG groups (p = 0.91). We hypothesize that the structure of the self-explanation task may not have supported the development of a holistic conceptual understanding of each disease. These findings suggest that integration strategies need to be carefully structured and applied in ways that support the holistic story created by integrated basic science instruction in order to foster conceptual coherence and to capitalize on the benefits of cognition integration.


Assuntos
Cognição , Doenças Musculoesqueléticas/diagnóstico , Ensino , Competência Clínica , Humanos , Cinesiologia Aplicada/educação , Massagem/educação , Doenças Musculoesqueléticas/patologia , Sistema Musculoesquelético/patologia , Sistema Musculoesquelético/fisiopatologia , Educação Física e Treinamento , Fisioterapia/educação , Ensino/psicologia
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Anat Sci Educ ; 8(2): 140-8, 2015.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-24757171

RESUMO

A trend in anatomical education is the development of alternative pedagogical approaches to replace or complement experiences in a cadaver laboratory; however, empirical evidence on their effectiveness is often not reported. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of Anatomy Glove Learning System (AGLS), which enables students to learn the relationship between hand structure and function by drawing the structures onto a worn glove with imprinted bones. Massage therapy students (n = 73) were allocated into two groups and drew muscles onto either: (1) the glove using AGLS instructional videos (3D group); or (2) paper with palmar/dorsal views of hand bones during an instructor-guided activity (2D group). A self-confidence measure and knowledge test were completed before, immediately after, and one-week following the learning conditions. Self-confidence of hand anatomy in the 3D group gradually increased (3.2/10, 4.7/10, and 4.8/10), whereas self-confidence in the 2D group began to decline one-week later (3.2/10, 4.4/10, and 3.9/10). Knowledge of hand anatomy improved in both groups immediately after learning, (P < 0.001). Students' perceptions of AGLS were also assessed using a 10-pt Likert scale evaluation questionnaire (10 = high). Students perceived the AGLS videos (mean = 8.3 ± 2.0) and glove (mean = 8.1 ± 1.8) to be helpful in improving their understanding of hand anatomy and the majority of students preferred AGLS as a learning tool (mean = 8.6 ± 2.2). This study provides evidence demonstrating that AGLS and the traditional 2D learning approach are equally effective in promoting students' self-confidence and knowledge of hand anatomy.


Assuntos
Anatomia Artística/educação , Luvas Protetoras , Mãos/anatomia & histologia , Aprendizagem , Massagem/educação , Percepção , Estudantes/psicologia , Ensino/métodos , Compreensão , Currículo , Avaliação Educacional , Escolaridade , Desenho de Equipamento , Humanos , Inquéritos e Questionários
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Complement Ther Clin Pract ; 21(1): 52-6, 2015 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25547538

RESUMO

The use of complementary and integrative medicine therapies is steadily becoming an integral part of health care. Massage therapy is increasingly offered to hospitalized patients for various conditions to assist with the management of common symptoms such as pain, anxiety, and tension. This article summarizes a decade of building the massage therapy service at a large tertiary care medical center, from the early pilot studies and research to the current program offerings, and the hopes and dreams for the future.


Assuntos
Centros Médicos Acadêmicos/organização & administração , Instituições de Assistência Ambulatorial/organização & administração , Medicina Integrativa/métodos , Massagem/organização & administração , Humanos , Massagem/educação , Massagem/estatística & dados numéricos
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Hawaii J Med Public Health ; 73(12 Suppl 3): 26-8, 2014 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25535598

RESUMO

Papakolea, the only Native Hawaiian (NH) homestead community located in urban Honolulu, has one of the highest proportions of NHs living in a single geographic area. Despite prior attempts dating back to the 1920s to improve the health of the community, many health disparities remain within the Papakolea community. This is the story of how the Papakolea community decided to confront the health of its community by integrating Hawaiian and Western healing arts. The purpose of this "Case Report from the Field" is to share the journey the Papakolea community started back in 1992 to build capacity within their own community by forming its first 501c3 community based non-profit organization entitled Kula no na Po'e Hawai'i (referred to as Kula). Through Kula, a unique traditional healing training program was started called Na Lomilomi O Papakolea (NLOP). NLOP became the first self-sustaining health program for training lomilomi practitioners (traditional NH therapeutic massage) in the Papakolea community. This case report describes how lomilomi practitioners and medical practitioners began sharing their skills and expertise to heal their clients and in the process began to heal the community itself. The purpose of this paper is to describe their journey with the intent of sharing how one dedicated group of people has been successful in healing their community and is now on the road to better health and sustained well being by working together.


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Serviços de Saúde Comunitária , Promoção da Saúde/métodos , Disparidades nos Níveis de Saúde , Massagem , Participação da Comunidade , Comportamento Cooperativo , Hawaii , Humanos , Medicina Integrativa , Massagem/educação , Medicina Tradicional , Desenvolvimento de Programas , Características de Residência , Faculdades de Medicina , População Urbana
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Rev Infirm ; (200): 31-3, 2014 Apr.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-24881242

RESUMO

In haematology, the caregivers are confronted with the death of patients and the distress of their families. It is a working environment in which it is essential for the professionals to be taken care of in order to optimise the care provided to patients. At Nantes general hospital, massage and sophrology workshops enable the caregivers to recharge their batteries.


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Educação , Hematologia , Massagem/educação , Corpo Clínico/educação , Esgotamento Profissional/prevenção & controle , Terapias Complementares/educação , Educação/organização & administração , Humanos , Recursos Humanos
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J Spec Pediatr Nurs ; 19(3): 247-56, 2014 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-24636143

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PURPOSE: Little is known about learning/adherence after different baby massage teaching strategies. We compared the learning/adherence after two strategies. DESIGN AND METHODS: Twenty mothers from the group manual-course (GMC) and 20 from the group manual-orientations (GMO) received a booklet. GMC participated in a course during the third trimester. GMO received verbal instructions during the postpartum hospital stay. Multiple-choice and practical tests assessed learning (GMC: performing strokes on a doll; GMO: on the baby). Adherence was measured 3 months after childbirth. RESULTS: No differences were found between the groups in learning/adherence. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Both teaching strategies showed similar and positive results.


Assuntos
Fidelidade a Diretrizes/estatística & dados numéricos , Massagem/educação , Massagem/normas , Relações Mãe-Filho , Mães/educação , Ensino/métodos , Adulto , Brasil , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Folhetos , Inquéritos e Questionários , Adulto Jovem
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Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) ; 23(2): 180-8, 2014 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-23855438

RESUMO

This study reviewed the confidence and perceived skills of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners in providing care and symptom management for clients post cancer. An e-survey was mailed to approximately 21, 000 CAM practitioners, targeted at those working with clients who were experiencing consequences of cancer and its treatments. Questions were asked about the main symptoms and concerns of clients, the confidence and current skill levels of practitioners and additional training requirements. Six hundred and twelve practitioners responded to the survey, 507 of whom were working with individuals experiencing the consequences of cancer and its treatments. Forty-five per cent (n = 134) had undertaken training in cancer prior to working with cancer patients, 61% (n = 182) had undertaken courses or study days relative to cancer care in the past two years. The most often treated symptoms or concerns of patients were those of a psychosocial nature, pain management and lymphoedema. CAM practitioners with limited knowledge and training are providing support to cancer survivors, particularly in services where the National Health Service has limited provision. CAM practitioners may fulfil a future role in providing long-term support for cancer survivors; however, in order to properly safeguard patients they are in need of further training and development.


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Atitude do Pessoal de Saúde , Competência Clínica , Terapias Complementares/normas , Pessoal de Saúde/normas , Neoplasias/reabilitação , Adulto , Aromaterapia/normas , Terapias Complementares/educação , Feminino , Humanos , Linfedema/terapia , Masculino , Massagem/educação , Massagem/normas , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias/complicações , Neoplasias/psicologia , Manejo da Dor/normas , Inquéritos e Questionários , Sobreviventes/psicologia , Toque Terapêutico/normas , Adulto Jovem
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Gesnerus ; 70(1): 36-52, 2013.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-24308260

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The institutionalization of physical therapy in Switzerland took place in the inter-war period. This article aims to relate the initiation of this process in the Canton of Vaud, as a specific example that will nevertheless be compared with the Swiss and international contexts. This story occurs around three major events between 1928 and 1945: the massage becomes a regulated profession, followed by the emergence of a professional association and a specialized school. The intention is first to identify the social actors, then the interests, issues, and interactions that have contributed to model the modern physical therapy. Finally, the techniques used by the masseurs--the first professional physical therapists--and their working environment are evoked.


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Massagem/história , História do Século XX , Humanos , Massagem/educação , Massagem/métodos , Massagem/organização & administração , Fisioterapeutas/história , Suíça
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J Cancer Educ ; 28(1): 158-64, 2013 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-22915212

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Massage therapists encounter skin on a daily basis and have a unique opportunity to recognize potential skin cancers. The purpose of this study was to describe the skin cancer education provided to massage therapists and to assess their comfort regarding identification and communication of suspicious lesions. An observational retrospective survey study was conducted at the 2010 American Massage Therapy Association Meeting. Sixty percent reported receiving skin cancer education during and 25% reported receiving skin cancer education after training. Massage therapists who examine their own skin are more likely to be comfortable with recognizing a suspicious lesion and are more likely to examine their client's skin. Greater number of clients treated per year and greater frequency of client skin examinations were predictors of increased comfort level with recognizing a suspicious lesion. Massage therapists are more comfortable discussing than identifying a potential skin cancer. Massage therapists may be able to serve an important role in the early detection of skin cancer.


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Competência Clínica/normas , Educação em Saúde , Massagem/educação , Fisioterapia/educação , Neoplasias Cutâneas/diagnóstico , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Assistência à Saúde , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias Cutâneas/prevenção & controle , Sociedades Médicas , Inquéritos e Questionários , Adulto Jovem
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