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Effects of Progressive Relaxation Exercises on Anxiety and Comfort of Turkish Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy
- Yilmaz, Seher Gurdil (Department Nursing, Health Sciences Faculty, Gaziantep University) ;
- Arslan, Sevban (Department Nursing, Health College of Adana, Cukurova University) ;
- Arslan, Sevban (Department Nursing, Health College of Adana, Cukurova University)
- Published : 2015.02.04
Background: Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the world and by far the most frequent cancer among women. Objective: This study was conducted to observe the effect of progressive relaxation exercises on anxiety and comfort level of breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Materials and Methods: A control group pre-test/post-test quasi-experimental model was applied with experimental (30) and control (30) groups, who agreed to participate in this study. Data collection was with the "Personnel Information Form, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and General Comfort Scale". Results: The average age of the patients that participated in the study was
Anxiety;comfort;breast cancer;progressive relaxation exercise;Turkey
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