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Wednesday 28 September 2016

Online sessions for cancer fatigue

Published 13/10/2015 | 02:30

A new programme aims to help post-cancer fatigue
A new programme aims to help post-cancer fatigue

People are being asked to volunteer for a new online programme called REFRESH (Recovery from Cancer-Related Fatigue), developed at NUI Galway to help people learn how to better manage fatigue symptoms following cancer treatment.

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The REFRESH trial will provide eight free online treatment sessions to people in the comfort of their own home.

The content is based on the principles of cognitive-behavioural therapy, a psychological therapy that has proven to be effective in the management of symptoms such as fatigue.

The online sessions will focus on what people do and think in response to their fatigue symptoms.

Participants will be provided with instructions on a range of activity-pacing techniques to encourage more consistent levels of activity day-to-day.

Useful relaxation techniques and how to sleep better will also be provided. It is open to people throughout Ireland and will take place over the coming months. Contact nuigrefresh@gmail.com.

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