Asian Oncol Nurs.  2012 Dec;12(4):247-256. 10.5388/aon.2012.12.4.247.

The analysis of Trends and Contents of Nursing Intervention Research for Cancer Patients in Korea

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Global Healthcare Management, Gachon University, Seongnam, Korea.
  • 2Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Nursing, Seoul Women's College of Nursing, Seoul, Korea. hellena71@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
In this study, the articles which developed and applied nursing interventions for patients with cancer were reviewed and analyzed.
METHODS
The analysis was performed in light of 171 pieces of literature on nursing interventions for patients with cancer published between 1991 and 2010.
RESULTS
Approximately half of the studies have been published between 2006 and 2010. The quasi-experimental designs using nonequivalent control group and no-synchronized design were the most common form of research design among the 71 papers constituting 41.52% of the total. The most commonly used nursing intervention was education (25.2%), followed by massage (20.4%) and exercise (11.5%). The most common outcome variable was anxiety (11.8%), followed by pain (8.0%) and nausea and vomiting (7.3%).
CONCLUSION
The results of this study can provide useful information for the development of nursing interventions in specialized areas. Systematic literature review or meta-analysis is needed in this area.

Keyword

Nursing Research; Neoplasms; Intervention Studies

MeSH Terms

Anxiety
Education
Humans
Clinical Trial
Korea
Massage
Nausea
Nursing Research
Nursing*
Research Design
Vomiting
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