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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 2
First page : ( 164) Last page : ( 168)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2017.00035.X

Effectiveness of Multi Interventional Package on Quality of Life among Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy Drugs-Pilot Study

Ms. Geetha M.1,*, Prof. Padmavathi P.2, Dr. Menaka K.3

1Principal/Ph. D Scholar, Vivekanadha Nursing College for Women, Veerachipalayam, Salem District-637303

2Principal, Dhanvantri College of Nursing, Pallakkapalyam (PO), Namakkal Dist-637303

3Principal, Padmashree College of Nursing, Kancheepuram

*Corresponding Author E-mail: saravanangeetha07@gmail.com, padmasekar2009@gmail.com

Online published on 23 June, 2017.

Abstract

Background

Breast cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers among women in world. Unfortunately, even after adequate treatment, some patients experience severe pain either due to disease progression or due to treatment related side effects.

Aim

The purpose of this study was to describe the impact of five interventions on the quality of life (QOL) and the role of FACT-B Questionnaire in this way to health care professionals achieve a deeper understanding of QOL.

Methods

The data for the research were collected by FACT-B scale one week and four months after breast cancer treatment with chemotherapy. In this Pilot study of 20 breast cancer patients took part in the intervention of Aerobic, Acupressue, Guided Imagery, Amla supplementation and Spiritual counselling. QOL was assessed using FACT-B Scale.

Results

The results show that the patients with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy benefitted from the practised interventions during and after the treatment. In prior to enforce the QOL model, the breast cancer patients had poor quality of life. The effectiveness of the intervention was evaluated by post test scores. The mean score had improved from 48.05–99.07 with paired tvalve of 19.59 (P<0.05) after implementation of multi intervention package. The finding shows that there was a highly significant association found between pre and post scores. The Chi-Square test result shows that there is no significant association between patients with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy with demographic variables. Further research is required to determine the effectiveness of multi intervention package with large samples and to identify their underlying mechanism.

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Keywords

Multi Interventional Package, Quality Of Life, Breast Cancer Patients, Chemotherapy Drugs.

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