Acupressure and Anxiety in Cancer Patients

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To Cite : Beikmoradi A, Najafi F, Roshanaei G, Pour Esmaeil Z, Khatibian M, et al. Acupressure and Anxiety in Cancer Patients, Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2015 ;17(3):e25919. doi: 10.5812/ircmj.25919.
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Abstract
1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
Acknowledgements
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