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dc.contributor.authorSpring, Sydney
dc.description1 Broadside. Original created in Microsoft PowerPoint. 48"W x 36"Hen_US
dc.description.abstractAnxiety is common among cancer patients and can affect a patient's treatment compliance, symptoms relating to treatment, and one’s quality of life. Depression and anxiety can also cause patients to not want to receive anticancer treatments, which can have a negative effect on survival rates, one’s diagnosis, and continued treatment plan. Anxiety was measured using Charles Spielberger’s STAI (State-Trait Anxiety Inventory) anxiety model, which compares State Anxiety (S-Anxiety) and Trait Anxiety (T-Anxiety). S-Anxiety is defined as an emotional state due to a stressor. T-Anxiety is when one feels anxiety or stress as a result of fear. The purpose of this study was to investigate if first-time cancer patients receiving a shoulder massage during chemotherapy would report a reduction in stress and anxiety following the massage. It was hypothesized that there would be a significant reduction in anxiety levels measured before and after chemotherapy for participants receiving a shoulder and neck massage during treatment compared to participants not receiving a massage.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Biology. Diebold Symposium, 2017en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Diebold Symposium Presentation Collectionen
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.en
dc.titleInvestigation of State and Trait Anxiety in Oncology Patients ReceivingTherapeutic Massage During Chemotherapyen_US

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    Poster and oral presentations by senior biology majors that include the results of their Senior Individualized Projects (SIPs) at the Diebold Symposium. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff.

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