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Acupressure for persistent cancer-related fatigue in breast cancer survivors (AcuCrft): a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, August 2012
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Title
Acupressure for persistent cancer-related fatigue in breast cancer survivors (AcuCrft): a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, August 2012
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-12-132
Pubmed ID
Authors

Suzanna Maria Zick, Gwen Karilyn Wyatt, Susan Lynn Murphy, J Todd Arnedt, Ananda Sen, Richard Edmund Harris

Abstract

Despite high levels of clinically significant persistent cancer related fatigue in breast cancer survivors few treatments are currently available and most pose a significant burden on the part of the woman. Acupressure, a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, has been shown to decrease fatigue levels by as much as 70% in cancer survivors while being inexpensive, non-toxic and an easy to use intervention. The primary aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of two types of self-administered acupressure (relaxation acupressure and stimulating acupressure), compared to standard of care on fatigue severity. Secondary aims were to evaluate the efficacy of two types of acupressure on sleep and kinetic parameters required for implementation of acupressure in a clinical setting; The purpose of this paper is to share the methodology used including challenges and insights.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 2%
United Kingdom 2 1%
Taiwan 1 <1%
Unknown 146 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 23 15%
Researcher 22 14%
Student > Bachelor 18 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 12%
Other 11 7%
Other 40 26%
Unknown 20 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 48 32%
Nursing and Health Professions 28 18%
Psychology 21 14%
Social Sciences 13 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 5%
Other 11 7%
Unknown 24 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 August 2015.
All research outputs
#6,432,454
of 12,373,386 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#858
of 2,512 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#54,566
of 125,528 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#1
of 1 outputs
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