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dc.contributor.authorLaakso, Liisa
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Cath
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-11T12:30:50Z
dc.date.available2017-05-11T12:30:50Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.modified2011-03-10T08:08:39Z
dc.identifier.issn10833196
dc.identifier.doi10.1179/174328810X12786297204954
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/36849
dc.description.abstractBackground: Physiotherapists generally accept that electrophysical agents (EPAs) should not be applied directly over, or in the vicinity of cancerous tumours or other malignancies. The idea that EPAs are contraindicated is based upon the theoretical, but rarely proven risk of stimulating malignant cell proliferation and thus tumour growth and/or dissemination. However, a growing body of literature suggests that some electromagnetic and physical energies may be beneficial for use in the treatment of cancerrelated or cancer treatment-related sequelae, and tumours. Objectives: The aim of this narrative review was to collate information on the state of knowledge regarding the application of EPAs in some typical clinical presentations in physiotherapy cancer care; understand whether there is evidence for using EPAs in physiotherapy cancer care; and, how planning might progress to further the evidence in this field. Major findings: Few EPAs have been specifically tested for the capacity to increase tumour growth or dissemination. Evidence exists for the use of some EPAs for symptom control and palliative management of cancer-related or cancer treatment-related symptoms and side effects. Conclusions: Physiotherapists should reconsider the potential use of EPAs in cancer care. Further research will elucidate how best to utilize EPAs in this field of practice. Using some EPAs for tumour treatment could be considered.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherManey Publishing
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom334
dc.relation.ispartofpageto343
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPhysical therapy reviews
dc.relation.ispartofvolume15
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Movement and Sports Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode119999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1106
dc.titleElectrophysical agents (EPAs) for symptom control in cancer care – what is the evidence?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Allied Health Sciences
gro.rights.copyright© 2010 Maney Publishing. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2010
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gro.griffith.authorYoung, Cath M.
gro.griffith.authorLaakso, Liisa


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