Brent Braveman, Elizabeth G. Hunter, Jennifer Nicholson, Marian Arbesman, Deborah Lieberman; Occupational Therapy Interventions for Adults With Cancer. Am J Occup Ther 2017;71(5):7105395010p1-7105395010p5. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2017.715003.
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This Evidence Connection describes a case report of a man with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma who underwent an allogenic stem cell transplant. The occupational therapy assessment and treatment processes for an outpatient rehabilitation setting are described. Evidence Connection articles provide a clinical application of systematic reviews developed in conjunction with the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Evidence-Based Practice Project.
Energy conservation strategies (Zhao & Yates, 2008);
Problem solving to aid with task analysis;
Monitoring for signs and symptoms of lymphedema and GVHD;
Education and problem solving as Randall began to experience increased pain (Ling, Lui, & So, 2012; Oldenmenger, Sillevis Smitt, van Montfort, de Raaf, & van der Rijt, 2011; Oliver, Kravitz, Kaplan, & Meyers, 2001);
Strategies for reducing anxiety and depression over the loss of roles (Chien, Liu, Chien, & Liu, 2014), including mindfulness-based interventions (Cramer, Lauche, Paul, & Dobos, 2012; Piet, Würtzen, & Zachariae, 2012);
Strategies to explore sleep quality (Sprod et al., 2010; Tang, Liou, & Lin, 2010);
Yoga and expressive writing to decrease stress and improve quality of life (Carlson et al., 2013; Harder, Parlour, & Jenkins, 2012; Mustian et al., 2013; Shneerson, Taskila, Gale, Greenfield, & Chen, 2013); and
A home exercise, range-of-motion, and stretching program to address fatigue (Andersen et al., 2013; Kangas, Bovbjerg, & Montgomery, 2008; Kuchinski, Reading, & Lash, 2009; McNeely et al., 2006; Wanchai, Armer, & Stewart, 2011).
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