Cancer and Meditation Research Paper by The Research Group

Cancer and Meditation
A completed study to measure the impact of meditation on the perceived pain intensity of cancer patients. Tables.
# 15342 | 3,825 words | 17 sources | 2000 | US
Published on Jul 20, 2003 in Psychology (Behaviorism) , Medical and Health (General) , Research Designs (General)


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The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of meditation on the perceived pain intensity of cancer patients. It was felt that such a study would assist in providing physicians and other medical care providers with a more empirical look at alternative treatments for cancer pain and that, as a result, they and other medical care personnel would be more inclined to use these alterative treatments for pain patients in general and cancer pain patients in particular.

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"Abstract
Purpose
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of meditation on the perceived pain intensity of cancer patients. It was felt that such a study would assist in providing physicians and other medical care providers with a more empirical look at alternative treatments for cancer pain and that, as a result, they and other medical care personnel would be more inclined to use these alterative treatments for pain patients in general and cancer pain patients in particular.


HYPOTHESIS
The conducted study tested the hypothesis that the level of pain intensity subjects were perceiving at present (as measured by PPI scores on the short form of the McGill Pain Questionnaire)..."

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