主訴乳房疼痛病人之遵醫囑行為研究

Translated title of the contribution: Adherence to medical regimen among patients with breast pain

Shang Ta Tsai, Eugene Yu Chang Peng, Shu Yu Lyu, Meei Ying Kao, Tzu Chin Wu

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Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate patient characteristics, related knowledge and compliance behavior of patients with breast pain. Materials and Methods: Data were collected by self-administered structured questionnaire and a follow-up telephone interview, from a purposive sampling of outpatients in the surgical department of a regional hospital at Taipei. Results: Approximately 98.5% of the diagnoses in respondents were myofascial pain rather than mastalgia. Only 68.3% of female respondents, knew how to conduct a breast self-examination. Around 87.7% of respondents were satisfied with their visits according to the follow-up telephone survey. Among respondents who were not given a drug treatment, pain relief for those who conducted stretching exercise was significantly better than those who did not exercise (p = 0.013). Conclusion: Most respondents, including those who had lumps or benign lesions, had significant symptom improvement after stretching exercises. In this regard, health education intervention is very important.

Translated title of the contributionAdherence to medical regimen among patients with breast pain
Original languageTraditional Chinese
Pages (from-to)169-174
Number of pages6
JournalTzu Chi Medical Journal
Volume15
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003

Keywords

  • Compliance
  • Mastalgia
  • Myofascial pain
  • Stretching exercise

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Tsai, S. T., Peng, E. Y. C., Lyu, S. Y., Kao, M. Y., & Wu, T. C. (2003). 主訴乳房疼痛病人之遵醫囑行為研究. Tzu Chi Medical Journal, 15(3), 169-174.