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Tai Chi for Well-being of Breast Cancer Survivors With Aromatase Inhibitor-associated Arthralgias: A Feasibility Study

Mary Lou Galantino, et al.
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Abstract

Context: Arthralgia is common and debilitating for a significant proportion of breast cancer survivors (BCSs) and leads to poor adherence to aromatase inhibitors (AIs). Despite increased recognition of the negative impact of arthralgia on function and the poor adherence that results, very few interventions have been developed to target this side effect.

Objective: This study aimed to determine the feasibility of tai chi to improve well-being for women experiencing AI-associated arthralgias (AIAAs).

Design: The study was a pilot to (1) demonstrate the feasibility of recruitment and retention for a tai chi trial, (2) determine the safety of tai chi, and (3) identify the outcomes (function, pain, and quality of life[QOL]) that tai chi may impact.

Setting: The study took place at the Gilda’s Club South Jersey in Linwood, NJ, USA.

Participants: Postmenopausal women with a history of stage I-III breast cancer reporting AIAA were enrolled.

Intervention: Group tai chi was practiced for 1 h 2 ×/wk for 8 wks

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