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Effects of Horticultural Therapy Program on State-Anxiety, Fatigue and Quality of Life among Women Cancer Survivors

원예요법프로그램이 여성 암생존자의 상태불안과 피로 및 삶의 질에 미치는 효과

  • Oh, Kyong-Ok (College of Nursing, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Gang, Moon-Hee (College of Nursing, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Jung, Kwon-Sook (College of Agriculture and Life Science, Chungnam National University)
  • Received : 2012.04.10
  • Accepted : 2012.06.01
  • Published : 2012.06.30

Abstract

Purpose: This study was designed to examine the effects of horticultural therapy program on state-anxiety, fatigue and quality of life (QoL) of among women cancer survivors. Methods: Quasi-experimental study was used with a nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design. Data were collected from February to June, 2009. Participants consisted of 40 women cancer survivors in community. The experimental group participated in horticultural therapy program once a week for 18 weeks. Data were analyzed with SPSS/WIN 18.0 program using ${\chi}^2$-test and t-test. Results: There were significant differences between the two groups in state-anxiety and QoL. Conclusion: The results of this study support that horticultural therapy program was effective in decreasing state-anxiety and improving QoL among women cancer survivors.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 충남대학교

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