The analysis of Trends and Contents of Nursing Intervention Research for Cancer Patients in Korea

국내 암환자를 대상으로 한 간호중재 연구현황 및 분석

  • Hong, Myung Sun (Department of Global Healthcare Management, Gachon University) ;
  • Yom, Young Hee (Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Kim, Geun Myun (Department of Nursing, Seoul Women's College of Nursing)
  • 홍명선 (가천대학교 글로벌헬스케어경영학과) ;
  • 염영희 (중앙대학교 적십자간호대학) ;
  • 김근면 (서울여자간호대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2012.11.01
  • Accepted : 2012.12.25
  • Published : 2012.12.31


Purpose: In this study, the articles which developed and applied nursing interventions for patients with cancer were reviewed and analyzed. Methods: The analysis was performed in light of 171 pieces of literature on nursing interventions for patients with cancer published between 1991 and 2010. Results: Approximately half of the studies have been published between 2006 and 2010. The quasi-experimental designs using nonequivalent control group and no-synchronized design were the most common form of research design among the 71 papers constituting 41.52% of the total. The most commonly used nursing intervention was education (25.2%), followed by massage (20.4%) and exercise (11.5%). The most common outcome variable was anxiety (11.8%), followed by pain (8.0%) and nausea and vomiting (7.3%). Conclusion: The results of this study can provide useful information for the development of nursing interventions in specialized areas. Systematic literature review or meta-analysis is needed in this area.


Supported by : 가천대학교