EFFECT OF BREATHING RELAXATION EXERCISE TRAINING ON THE SELF-CARE AGENCY AND FUNCTIONAL LIFE OF THE LUNG CANCER PATIENTS: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL


Gunes I. H., Karadag G., Kul S.

WORLD CANCER RESEARCH JOURNAL, vol.7, 2020 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Journal Name: WORLD CANCER RESEARCH JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Keywords: Lung cancer, Self-Care Agency, Functional Living Index, Chemotherapy, Randomized controlled trial, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, PULMONARY REHABILITATION PROGRAM, LIVING INDEX, FOLLOW-UP, EDUCATION
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: Dyspnea is an important problem that adversely affects daily routines and functional status of lung cancer patients with a prevalence quite high in all stages of lung cancer. Breathing relaxation exercises are very important in lung cancer in reducing dyspnea and fatigue and increasing daily activities. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of breathing relaxation exercise training provided for the home care needs of lung cancer outpatients on the self-care and functional life of the patient receiving chemotherapy