| Home | E-Submission | Sitemap | Contact Us |  
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2009;16(2): 181
암 극복 베하스 운동 프로그램이 유방암 수술 후 환자의 통증, 유연성, 악력, 스트레스에 미치는 효과
원효진1, 김종임2
1충남대학교 대학원
2충남대학교 간호대학
The Effect of Cancer-overcome BeHaS Exercise Program on Pain, Flexibility, Grip Strength and Stress in Breast Cancer Patients Following Surgery
Hyo-Jin Won1, Jong-Im Kim2
1College of Nursing, Chungnam National University
2College of Nursing, Chungnam National University
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of cancer-overcome BeHaS exercise program on pain, flexibility, grip strength and stress in patient with breast cancer following surgery.
Method: Study was designed as a non-synchronized research method with a nonequivalent control group. Data collection was performed from September 2007 to January 1, 2008. Participants were 34 patients (experimental group: 19, control group: 15) undergoing surgery for breast cancer in a hospital in D city. Women in the experimental group were participated in the cancer-overcome BeHaS (Be Happy and Strong) exercise program for 60 minutes per session once a week for 8 weeks and it was recommended that they do the exercises once more each week at home. The control group received one education session on breast cancer management.
Results: There were no significant differences between the two groups for pain, flexibility or grip strength. But stress in experimental group was significantly decreased compared to that of the control group.
Conclusion: This result suggests that cancer-overcome BeHaS exercise program is helpful to reduce stress in patients after breast cancer surgery. Further research is needed for multi-dimensional evaluation on psycho-social effects of cancer-overcome BeHaS exercise program.
Key words: Breast cancer | Exercise | Stress
주요어: 유방암 | 운동 | 스트레스