Experiences of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Treatment in Benign Uterus Neoplasms

자궁양성종양 환자의 고강도 초음파 집속술(HIFU) 치료 경험

  • Park, Seo A (Hyosung women's Hospital/College of Nursing, Graduate School of Keimyung University) ;
  • Kim, Hye Young (College of Nursing, Keimyung University)
  • 박서아 (효성여성전문병원/계명대학교 대학원 간호학과) ;
  • 김혜영 (계명대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2018.03.19
  • Accepted : 2018.04.06
  • Published : 2018.04.30


The purpose of this study was to identify the experience of patients with uterine benign neoplasms in response to high-intensity focused ultrasound treatment. The study participants were patients who received high-intensity focused ultrasound treatment after diagnosis of benign uterine neoplasms and were contacted through purposive techniques. Five patients agreed to participate in this study. Data were collected from February, 2018 to May, 2018 at Women's hospital in D city. The interview data were analyzed by the phenomenological analysis method developed by Colaizzi using open-ended questions during in-depth interviews. Three categories emerged from the analysis using Colaizzi's method: 1) Discomfort. 2) Ambivalence. 3) Will and need. These study results contribute to a deeper understanding of the experience of patients with uterine benign neoplasms in response to high-intensity focused ultrasound treatment. Therefore, it should be developed as part of an effective nursing education program to provide evidence-based guidelines and nursing interventions that alleviate health problems in patients receiving high-intensity focused ultrasound treatment and proper nursing understanding of the development of new treatment methods for woman's health.


Benign neoplasms;Experiences;Ultrasound;Uterus;Woman's health


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