中药泡洗改善肿瘤患者生活质量临床观察

Juan LIAO, Yu-fei YANG, Yu WU
2014 Global Journal of Nursing Research  
Objective: To evaluate the effects of the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) soaking on the quality of life for advanced cancer patients. Methods: With a prospective, longitudinal cohort study, based on patient's Compliance, 96 cancer patients admitted to Xiyuan Hospital were allocated in the study, 94 cases evaluated at last: the experiment group (65cases), the control group (29cases). Patients in the experiment group accepted TCM soaking, the patients in the control group just accepted the
more » ... ust accepted the conventional treatment without any TCM soaking. A course of treatment was two weeks, with 35 minutes each day, 5 days a week. The Quality of Life (QOL),Karnofsky performance score (KPS) and Levis of neurotoxicity were measured in the two groups pro-post treatment respectively. Results: There were no significant differences for some items in baseline at comparable scales in the two groups (P > 0.05). There were significant differences in symptoms, KPS and Levis score in experiment group. Additionally, there were significant differences in symptoms and Levis score (P < 0.05), however, no significant differences in KPS when comparing two groups (P > 0.05). Conclusion: TCM socking has a curative effect in relieving symptoms for advanced cancer patients.
doi:10.14725/gjnr.v2n6a651 fatcat:nmvehm225fdrvalhq7uvmoqtwi