Effect of relaxation modification on pain of breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy: pilot study
Background & purpose: Patients who underwent mastectomy will experience pain due to trauma surgery if this pain is allowed it will cause complications in the patient and will cause hospitalization time to become longer. The cause of the pain can not be eliminated, but the sensation of pain can be reduced with pain management, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological or nonpharmacological therapies. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of Relaxation Modification on the Pain of Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Mastectomy Methods: This quasi-experiment with one-group, pre-test, and post-test design were used in this pilot study. The sampling technique used the nonprobability of 15 people using consecutive sampling with criterion. Participants received the RM for 4 days every 12 hours in 10 minutes. The outcome measure was the visual analog scale (VAS) scores for pain before and after the intervention. Results: The results showed that there was a significant difference (p <0.001) in the mean intensity of pain before and after the intervention period of relaxation modification. Conclusions: Relaxation modification intervention significantly decreased pain.
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