The influences of Chan-Chuang qi-gong therapy on complete blood cell counts in breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy

Mei Ling Yeh, Tsoy Ing Lee, Hsing Hsia Chen, Tsu Yi Chao

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Abstract

After surgery, breast cancer patients are offered adjuvant chemotherapy to avoid cancer cell spread. During chemotherapy process, neutrophils could fall relatively, and side effects could spike to the peak. Therefore, the medical care personnel should prevent the progression of the side effects. This study aimed to examine the effects of Chan-Chuang qi-gong therapy on complete blood counts in breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy. This study used a quasi-experimental design. The experiment group (n = 32) received a 21-day Chan-Chuang qi-gong therapy, whereas the control group (n = 35) did not. White blood cells, platelet, and hemoglobin were measured on the day before chemotherapy and on days 8, 15, and 22 during chemotherapy. According to this study, there were significant differences in white blood cells (F = 115.76, P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-155
Number of pages7
JournalCancer Nursing
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Complete blood counts
  • Qi-gong therapy
  • Traditional Chinese medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Oncology(nursing)

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