Acta Scientific Cancer Biology

Review ArticleVolume 2 Issue 4

Effects of Therapeutic Touch on Fatigue in Cancer Patients

Melike Demir Doğan*

Gümüşhane University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Turkey

*Corresponding Author: Melike Demir Doğan Assistant Professor, Gümüşhane University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Turkey.

Received: February 7, 2018; Published: May 30, 2018

Citation: Melike Demir Doğan. “Effects of Therapeutic Touch on Fatigue in Cancer Patients". Acta Scientific Cancer Biology 2.4 (2018).


Introduction: The aim of this review was to determine the effects of therapeutic touch on fatigue in cancer patients.

Methods:Articles were searched on PubMed and Google Scholar. This review includes randomized controlled trials and case reports from 2010 - 2018.

Results: 24 studies were found on PubMed and 16,700 studies were found on Google Scholar search. Only two articles met the established review criteria in PubMed and four articles met the established review criteria in Google Scholar. Two articles in PubMed and Google Scholar are the same. In total, four articles were included in the study.

Conclusion: The results of this study show that therapeutic touch may decrease fatigue in cancer patients.

Keywords: Therapeutic Touch; Fatigue; Cancer Patients

Copyright: © 2018 Melike Demir Doğan . This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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