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Research project: Menopause after breast cancer: a randomised, controlled trial of relaxation training to reduce hot flushes - Dormant - Dormant

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65% women with breast cancer experience hot flushes, yet they are unable to take hormonal therapies for the relief of hot flushes. This study was set up to test the use of relaxation training to help reduce the incidence and severity of hot flushes.

Overview

Does the practice of relaxation reduce hot flushes in women who have had breast cancer?

Methodology

Randomised controlled trial.
Main outcomes
Relaxation was found to be an effective intervention, which significantly reduced the incidence of hot flushes by 22% (p<0.001), the severity of flushes (p<0.01) and the distress caused by flushes (p=0.01).

Project team

Jessica Corner, Deborah Fenlon 

Project funder

Cancer Research UK (formerly Cancer Research Campaign) 2005

Related research groups

Complex Healthcare Processes

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