Non-pharmacological Interventions for breathlessness in cancer

Booth, Sara, Chin, Chloe, Spathis, Anna, Maddocks, Matthew, Yorke, Janelle, Burkin, Julie, Moffat, Catherine, Farquhar, Morag ORCID: and Bausewein, Claudia (2018) Non-pharmacological Interventions for breathlessness in cancer. Expert Review of Quality of Life in Cancer Care. ISSN 2380-9000

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Introduction: Breathlessness is a common and distressing symptom in people with advanced cancer of all etiologies, often co-existing with cough and fatigue. Its incidence and severity increase as death approaches. Growing evidence suggests that non-pharmacological interventions, delivered as a complex intervention, can increase quality of life of those living with cancer-related breathlessness, and those closest to them. It is clear that these evidence-based treatments are not yet consistently available to patients and families, leading to significant avoidable suffering. Breathlessness interventions may not always reduce the absolute level of the symptom. They may reduce the individual’s awareness of their breathlessness, or increase self-efficacy or knowledge of how to manage it, i.e. they have an effect on its central perception.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/good_health_and_well_being
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Health Promotion
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Lifespan Health
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2018 14:30
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2023 02:17
DOI: 10.1080/23809000.2018.1524708

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