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Watching Disney Movies During Chemo May Improve QoL in Patients with Gynecologic Cancer

Findings published in JAMA Network Open suggested that watching Disney movies during chemotherapy treatment may be correlated with improvements in emotional functioning, social functioning, and fatigue status in patients with gynecologic cancers. 

Researchers indicated that the results of this study are “more than promising,” suggesting that this patient population can be counseled on the basis of these findings.

“Most studies about [quality of life; QoL] in oncologic patients were conducted with music intervention and showed ambivalent results,” the authors wrote. “Disney movies go a step further, because they provide not only the music component with the famous songs, which are generally considered quite catchy, but also tell exciting stories.”

The study was performed from December 2017 to December 2018, and a consecutive sample of women with gynecologic cancers were…

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