M. Geetha, P. Padmavathi, K. Menaka
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Ms. M. Geetha1, Prof. P. Padmavathi2, Dr. K. Menaka3
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
Volume - 5,
Issue - 2,
Year - 2017
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 t-valve 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.
Cite this article:
M. Geetha, P. Padmavathi, K. Menaka. Effectiveness of Multi Interventional Package on Quality of Life among Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy Drugs – Pilot Study. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management. 2017; 5(2):164-168. doi: 10.5958/2454-2652.2017.00035.X