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The Humor in Therapy: the Healing Power of Laughter.
Amici P. Amici P. Psychiatr Danub. 2019 Sep;31(Suppl 3):503-508. Psychiatr Danub. 2019. PMID: 31488780 Review.
The first part is dedicated to a short review of the main theories on the origins of laughter. The second part will examine those studies reporting a beneficial effect of humour on physical well-being, while the third part will review those studies describing how humour ca …
The first part is dedicated to a short review of the main theories on the origins of laughter. The second part will examine those stu …
The Effect of Laughter Therapy on Anxiety: A Meta-analysis.
Demir Doğan M. Demir Doğan M. Holist Nurs Pract. 2020 Jan/Feb;34(1):35-39. doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000363. Holist Nurs Pract. 2020. PMID: 31725098 Review.
Hedge's g test statistics were used to show the common effect between the laughter therapy and control groups in the meta-analysis. Laughter therapy can decrease anxiety levels (standardized mean difference = -1.144; 95% CI, -1.950 to -0.338). Laugh
Hedge's g test statistics were used to show the common effect between the laughter therapy and control groups in the meta-anal …
Effects of laughter therapy on quality of life in patients with cancer: An open-label, randomized controlled trial.
Morishima T, Miyashiro I, Inoue N, Kitasaka M, Akazawa T, Higeno A, Idota A, Sato A, Ohira T, Sakon M, Matsuura N. Morishima T, et al. PLoS One. 2019 Jun 27;14(6):e0219065. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0219065. eCollection 2019. PLoS One. 2019. PMID: 31247017 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.
BACKGROUND: Few randomized controlled trials have assessed the effects of laughter therapy on health-related quality of life (QOL) in cancer patients. ...METHODS: The Initiative On Smile And CAncer (iOSACA) study was an open-label randomized controlled trial conduct …
BACKGROUND: Few randomized controlled trials have assessed the effects of laughter therapy on health-related quality of life ( …
Therapeutic Benefits of Laughter in Mental Health: A Theoretical Review.
Yim J. Yim J. Tohoku J Exp Med. 2016 Jul;239(3):243-9. doi: 10.1620/tjem.239.243. Tohoku J Exp Med. 2016. PMID: 27439375 Free article. Review.
Laughter therapy, as a non-pharmacological, alternative treatment, has a positive effect on the mental health and the immune system. ...In conclusion, laughter therapy is effective and scientifically supported as a single or adjuvant therapy....
Laughter therapy, as a non-pharmacological, alternative treatment, has a positive effect on the mental health and the immune s
[Humour therapy, laughter and the intervention of clowns in gerontology].
Lelièvre A, Gérard S, Hermabessière S, Martinez M, Péran B, Rolland Y. Lelièvre A, et al. Soins Gerontol. 2018 Mar-Apr;23(130):37-43. doi: 10.1016/j.sger.2018.01.008. Soins Gerontol. 2018. PMID: 29530289 Review. French.
A literature review focused on the therapeutic benefit of humour, laughter and the use of clowns on the physical and psychological health of elderly people....
A literature review focused on the therapeutic benefit of humour, laughter and the use of clowns on the physical and psychological he …
Beneficial effect of laughter therapy on physiological and psychological function in elders.
Yoshikawa Y, Ohmaki E, Kawahata H, Maekawa Y, Ogihara T, Morishita R, Aoki M. Yoshikawa Y, et al. Nurs Open. 2018 Jul 18;6(1):93-99. doi: 10.1002/nop2.190. eCollection 2019 Jan. Nurs Open. 2018. PMID: 30534398 Free PMC article.
AIM: In the present study we investigated the effect of laughter therapy on physiological and psychological function in older people. ...METHODS: Seventeen older people who regularly attended an elderly day care centre were recruited. Stand-up comedy as laughter
AIM: In the present study we investigated the effect of laughter therapy on physiological and psychological function in older …
Laughter-inducing therapies: Systematic review and meta-analysis.
van der Wal CN, Kok RN. van der Wal CN, et al. Soc Sci Med. 2019 Jul;232:473-488. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.02.018. Epub 2019 Mar 5. Soc Sci Med. 2019. PMID: 31029483 Free article. Review.
Laughter-inducing therapies could be cost-effective treatments for different populations as a complementary or main therapy. ...Studies were classified as using humor ('spontaneous' laughter) or not using humor ('simulated' laughter). RESULTS: This sys
Laughter-inducing therapies could be cost-effective treatments for different populations as a complementary or main therapy. .
Effectiveness of Integrative Laughter Therapy to Reduce Anxiety, Improve Self-Esteem and Increase Happiness: A Naturalistic Study at a Day Hospital for Addictive Disorders.
De Francisco S, Torres C, De Andrés S, Millet A, Ricart MT, Hernández-Martínez-Esparza E, Abades M, Trujols J. De Francisco S, et al. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Oct 30;16(21):4194. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16214194. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019. PMID: 31671508 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.
Little is known about the effectiveness of laughter therapy as an adjunctive treatment for patients with addictive disorders. This study aims to evaluate the benefits of integrative laughter therapy (ILT) on levels of self-esteem, anxiety, and happines …
Little is known about the effectiveness of laughter therapy as an adjunctive treatment for patients with addictive disorders. …
Implementing laughter therapy to enhance the well-being of patients and nurses.
Tremayne P, Sharma K. Tremayne P, et al. Nurs Stand. 2019 Feb 11. doi: 10.7748/ns.2019.e11064. Online ahead of print. Nurs Stand. 2019. PMID: 31468821
Most people enjoy laughing and having fun, and this can enable individuals to socialise and bond. However, there is a difference between spontaneous laughter and laughter therapy, which consists of physical exercise, relaxation techniques and simulated vigoro …
Most people enjoy laughing and having fun, and this can enable individuals to socialise and bond. However, there is a difference between spo …
Laughter and humor therapy in dialysis.
Bennett PN, Parsons T, Ben-Moshe R, Weinberg M, Neal M, Gilbert K, Rawson H, Ockerby C, Finlay P, Hutchinson A. Bennett PN, et al. Semin Dial. 2014 Sep-Oct;27(5):488-93. doi: 10.1111/sdi.12194. Epub 2014 Jan 28. Semin Dial. 2014. PMID: 24467450 Review.
Laughter and humor therapy have been used in health care to achieve physiological and psychological health-related benefits. The application of these therapies to the dialysis context remains unclear. This paper reviews the evidence related to laughter and hu
Laughter and humor therapy have been used in health care to achieve physiological and psychological health-related benefits. T
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