Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[Oriental dance as rehabilitation method of malignant neoplastic diseases]

SZALAI Márta1,2, REKTOROVICS Kitti Renáta3, PRÉMUSZ Viktória1

FEBRUARY 28, 2014

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2014;27(01)

[Belly dance is perceived as the symbol of the healthy, young and beautyful woman. However when the history of this ancestral dance is studied, it can be seen, that certain movements are applied in healing, furthermore it is employed in some oriental countries until nowadays. Women patients with cancer diseases are suffering both from physical damage and psychical trauma after a resective surgery. Their self-image and self-respect are disturbed, which in several cases leads to isolation, social segregation and at last to disability. Based on literary data cancer caused disability shows an intensely increasing tendency. As an own initiation Százszorszép Hastáncklub (Moonflower Belly Dance Club) hase been established in 2005, which is developed to an ocological rehabilitation method. This method integrates the elements of movement, music andd dance therapie. In addition, it provides a supportive community to the companions. Our examinations confirmed the efficiency of the method. Significant development was demonstrated in the field of social support, quality of life and life-contentment.]

AFFILIATIONS

  1. Pécsi Tudományegyetem Egészségtudományi Kar, Egészségtudományi Doktori Iskola
  2. Országos Onkológiai Intézet
  3. Egyesített Szent István és Szent László Kórház- Rendelintézet, Rehabilitációs Centrum

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