Effects of a Forgiveness Nursing Intervention Program on Hope and Quality of life in Woman Cancer Patients

용서간호중재 프로그램이 여성 암환자의 희망과 삶의 질에 미치는 영향

  • Tae, Young-Sook (College of Nursing, Kosin University) ;
  • Youn, Su-Jung (Research Institution of Wholistic Nursing Science, Kosin University)
  • 태영숙 (고신대학교 간호대학) ;
  • 윤수정 (고신대학교 전인간호과학 연구소)
  • Published : 2006.08.31


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analysis the effects of a forgiveness nursing intervention program on hope and quality of life in woman with cancer. Methods: The used design was a nonequivalent control group design with pretest and post-test. Thirty patients diagnosed with uterine cervical cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer were recruited from a University Hospital in Busan, Korea. An experimental group (n=15) was given the forgiveness nursing intervention program, and a control group (n=15) was done a common nursing intervention. The period of data collection was from June 10 to September 10, 2004. The obtained data were analyzed using ${\chi}^2-test$, Fisher's exact test, t-test, and ANCOVA. Results: The first hypothesis, "The experimental group would have higher hope state than control group" was supported(F =16.967, p = .000). The second hypothesis, "The experimental group would have higher quality of life state than control group" was supported (F =4.850, p =.036). Conclusions: The findings showed that the forgiveness nursing intervention program was effective to increase hope and quality of life in women with cancer. Therefore, this program may be used for a nursing practice for cancer patients who are suffering from emotional distress.