A Randomized Controlled Trial for Fan Therapy in Dyspnea

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Palliative care physician and blog writer, Robert Arnold, summarizes and critiques a parallel-arm, randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of fan therapy in patients with terminally ill cancer. The trial, published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, reported the proportion of patients with a one-point reduction in dyspnea NRS was significantly higher in the fan-to-face arm than in the fan-to-legs arm (80% [n = 16] vs. 25% [n = 5], P = 0.001).

Link to: Pallimed (1/2019) and J Pain Symptom Manage abstract (10/2018)

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