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J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac 2017, 14(10): 830-836 Back to browse issues page
THE EFFECT OF ENERGY CONSERVATION STRATEGIES ON CANCER-RELATED FATIGUE DURING BREAST CANCER CHEMOTHERAPY IN URMIA
Dr Fatemeh Moghaddam Tabrizi1, Ms Saeedeh Alizadeh2, Ms Nahideh Gozali 3
1- Assistant Professor in Nursing and Midwifery Department Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
2- Master’s Degree Student in Midwifery Consultation Student Research Committee, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
3- Master' of Science in nursing Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran, (Corresponding Author) , nahid.gozali@gmail.com
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Background & Aims: Fatigue is one of the most common and a distressing side effect of cancer and its treatments. There are strategies such as energy conservation strategy to relieve fatigue intensity. Accordingly, the present study aims to determine the effect of energy conservation strategies on cancer-related fatigue in breast cancer patients.

Material & Methods: This study is a Randomized Clinical Trial study. 110 women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy who met inclusion criteria were selected by simple sampling method, and they were randomized to intervention and control groups. The data were collected using demographic questionnaire and the Cancer Related Fatigue scale. Intervention was conducted in six group on the basis of energy conservation strategies.The data were analyzed with SPSS 19 software and using descriptive and inferential statistical tests.

Results: The results showed that there was not any significant difference on the demographic characteristics with fatigue scores in breast cancer patients. Also the results showed that there was statistically significant differences in fatigue scores between intervention and control group (p <0.05). This means that the intervention has been able to reduce the amount of fatigue in the intervention group.

Conclusion: Using energy conservation strategies effective in reducing fatigue in patients with cancer. So energy conservation strategies can be used as an effective, easy and cheap way to reducing fatigue in cancer patients.

Keywords: Breast Cancer, Cancer Related Fatigue, Energy Conservation Strategies
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Moghaddam Tabrizi F, Alizadeh S, Gozali N. THE EFFECT OF ENERGY CONSERVATION STRATEGIES ON CANCER-RELATED FATIGUE DURING BREAST CANCER CHEMOTHERAPY IN URMIA. J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac. 2017; 14 (10) :830-836
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