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Cancer patients face a number of symptoms related to treatment or disease which may impair quality of life, such as decreased functional capacity, fatigue, nausea an vomiting, distress, depression and unmet psychological needs. Due to this array of symptoms, cancer patients often seek supportive complementary and alternative medicine, which many patients use along with conventional treatments. Qigong, a type traditional chinese medicine, is a mind-body exercise that combines meditation, slow physical movements, and controlled breathing. The investigators hypothesise that Qigong therapy is better in the reduction of anxiety and depression levels and the improvement of quality of life in patients with lung and gastrointestinal (GI) cancer who are eligible for anti-cancer treatment, when compared to standard exercise training.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Standard Exercise, Qigong Exercise
Jewish General Hospital
Active, not recruiting
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T04:00:24-0400
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