The Change of Meridian Energy and Symptoms Among the Breast Cancer Patients With Chemotherapy

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335212
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Change of Meridian Energy and Symptoms Among the Breast Cancer Patients With Chemotherapy
Author(s):
Huang, Sheng-Miauh; Chen, Ping-Ho; Chien, Li-Yin; Tai, Chen-Jei
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Beta-at-Large
Author Details:
Sheng-Miauh Huang, PhD, r910862@yahoo.com.tw; Ping-Ho Chen, MD, MS; Li-Yin Chien, ScD; Chen-Jei Tai, MD, PhD
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: There was rare study to evaluate the change of the meridian energy among breast cancer patients during chemotherapy. Therefore, the primary purpose of the study was to describe the change of the meridian energy, symptom severity and interference among the patients with breast carcinoma receiving the chemotherapy. Also, the study explored the factors to predict the meridian energy. Methods: A longitudinal study was carried out with 121 patients at four teaching hospitals in the north of Taiwan. The researcher recruited the subjects from July 1st, 2009 to February 28th, 2011. The researcher collected data at the pre-treatment, and the 1st and 3rd month after the treatment. The meridian energy was examined by using the Meridian Energy Analysis Device Me-Pro. The symptom severity and interference was assessed by the M. D. Anderson Symptom Inventory-Taiwan version. Results: As time went by, the patients had the worse overall meridian energy and symptom severity. Older women had lower overall meridian energy. The symptom severity is the strong factors to predict the deteriorated overall meridian energy. The patients who used traditional Chinese medicine had higher overall meridian energy and who used mind-body medicine had lower overall meridian energy. Conclusion: The overall meridian energy and symptom severity among the patients still deteriorated during chemotherapy. TCM doctors should observe the change of the symptoms and give some treatments to alleviate the symptoms and even to ameliorate the meridian energy. Whether using traditional Chinese medicine could improve overall health or not is worth doing further studies.
Keywords:
meridian energy; breast carcinoma; symptom
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14PST52
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Change of Meridian Energy and Symptoms Among the Breast Cancer Patients With Chemotherapyen
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Sheng-Miauhen
dc.contributor.authorChen, Ping-Hoen
dc.contributor.authorChien, Li-Yinen
dc.contributor.authorTai, Chen-Jeien
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Beta-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsSheng-Miauh Huang, PhD, r910862@yahoo.com.tw; Ping-Ho Chen, MD, MS; Li-Yin Chien, ScD; Chen-Jei Tai, MD, PhDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335212-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: There was rare study to evaluate the change of the meridian energy among breast cancer patients during chemotherapy. Therefore, the primary purpose of the study was to describe the change of the meridian energy, symptom severity and interference among the patients with breast carcinoma receiving the chemotherapy. Also, the study explored the factors to predict the meridian energy. Methods: A longitudinal study was carried out with 121 patients at four teaching hospitals in the north of Taiwan. The researcher recruited the subjects from July 1st, 2009 to February 28th, 2011. The researcher collected data at the pre-treatment, and the 1st and 3rd month after the treatment. The meridian energy was examined by using the Meridian Energy Analysis Device Me-Pro. The symptom severity and interference was assessed by the M. D. Anderson Symptom Inventory-Taiwan version. Results: As time went by, the patients had the worse overall meridian energy and symptom severity. Older women had lower overall meridian energy. The symptom severity is the strong factors to predict the deteriorated overall meridian energy. The patients who used traditional Chinese medicine had higher overall meridian energy and who used mind-body medicine had lower overall meridian energy. Conclusion: The overall meridian energy and symptom severity among the patients still deteriorated during chemotherapy. TCM doctors should observe the change of the symptoms and give some treatments to alleviate the symptoms and even to ameliorate the meridian energy. Whether using traditional Chinese medicine could improve overall health or not is worth doing further studies.en
dc.subjectmeridian energyen
dc.subjectbreast carcinomaen
dc.subjectsymptomen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:47:02Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:47:02Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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