Effects of back massage on chemotherapy-related fatigue and anxiety: Supportive care and therapeutic touch in cancer nursing


KARAGÖZOĞLU Ş. , KAHVE E.

APPLIED NURSING RESEARCH, vol.26, no.4, pp.210-217, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apnr.2013.07.002
  • Title of Journal : APPLIED NURSING RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.210-217

Abstract

This quasi-experimental and cross-sectional study was carried out to determine the efficacy of back massage, a nursing intervention, on the process of acute fatigue developing due to chemotherapy and on the anxiety level emerging in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy during this process. The study was conducted on 40 patients. To collect the data, the Personal Information Form, the State Anxiety part of Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and the Brief Fatigue Inventory were used.