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Balancing Popularity and Evidence: Mindfulness in Cancer Care

14 Dec 2015 2:22 PM | IPOS admin (Administrator)

Mindfulness based interventions for cancer patients has received great attention in the last decade (a 30% average yearly increase of records in PubMed since 2013). During 2015 at least 5 reviews or meta-analyses have been published. As Rouleau, Garland and Carlson state that such growing “popularity must be balanced against scientific evidence” (https://www.dovepress.com/the-impact-of-mindfulness-based-interventions-on-symptom-burden-positi-peer-reviewed-fulltext-article-CMAR). In any case, a recent meta-analysis seems to confirm the promising results in reducing anxiety and depression in cancer patients (http://journals.lww.com/md-journal/pages/articlereviewer.aspx?year=2015&issue=11110&article=00002&type=abstract)


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