Changes in Mood State Following Whole-Body Hyperthermia

Int J Hyperthermia. May-Jun 1992;8(3):305-7. doi: 10.3109/02656739209021785.

Abstract

Mood states of cancer patients were assessed pre- and post-41.8 degrees C whole-body hyperthermia using the Profile of Mood States questionnaire. Results demonstrated a statistically significant increase in fatigue associated with decreased vigour which returned to baseline values by 72 h. In contrast, a significant improvement in depression was evident through 72 h following treatment. The relationship of this result to earlier studies of WBH-induced beta-endorphin is discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Affect
  • Aged
  • Depression / therapy
  • Fatigue / etiology
  • Female
  • Gastrointestinal Neoplasms / psychology
  • Gastrointestinal Neoplasms / therapy
  • Humans
  • Hyperthermia, Induced / adverse effects
  • Hyperthermia, Induced / psychology*
  • Male
  • Melanoma / psychology
  • Melanoma / therapy
  • Middle Aged
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • beta-Endorphin / blood

Substances

  • beta-Endorphin