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The Korean Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care
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Korean Society for Hospice and Palliative Care
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Volume 15, Issue 4 - Dec 2012
Volume 15, Issue 3 - Sep 2012
Volume 15, Issue 2 - Jun 2012
Volume 15, Issue 1 - Mar 2012
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Symptom Management for Cancer Patients
Kim, Yeol ;
The Korean Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, volume 15, issue 2, 2012, Pages 61~67
Effects of Aromatherapy on Depression, Anxiety and the Autonomic Nervous System in Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Adjuvant Radiotherapy
Yun, Sun-Hee ; Cha, Jung-Hee ; Yoo, Yang-Sook ; Kim, Yeong-In ; Chung, Su-Mi ; Jeong, Hea-Lim ;
The Korean Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, volume 15, issue 2, 2012, Pages 68~76
Purpose: The study was designed to verify effects of aromatherapy on depression, anxiety and the autonomic nervous system in breast cancer patients who are undergoing adjuvant radiotherapy. Methods: Data were collected from November 2006 through March 2007 at the C university hospital in Seoul. The study included 33 patients and they were assigned to three groups. Group I had aroma oil inhalation for 2 minutes per time, three times a day for six weeks whereas Group II and a control group inhaled aroma oil for 2 minutes per time, once a day for six weeks. For Groups I and II, a mixture of lemon, lavender, rosewood and rose essential oils were used while control group inhaled tea tree oil. Results: Depression was significantly decreased in patients in the experimental groups only. In Groups I and II patients, anxiety level was lower than that in control patients. Patients in Groups I and II also showed stronger physical resistance to stress than control group patients. Conclusion: Aromatherapy should be considered as a method that can significantly decrease depression in breast cancer patients who are undergoing adjuvant radiotherapy.
The Effects of Music Therapy by Self-Selected Music Listening on Terminal Cancer Patients' Affect and Stress by Pain Level
Lee, Eun-Hai ; Choi, Sung-Eun ;
The Korean Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, volume 15, issue 2, 2012, Pages 77~87
Purpose: This study investigated the effects that music therapy by self-selected music listening has on the affect and stress relief in adult patients who have been diagnosed with terminal cancer by pain level. Methods: Participants were 20 terminally ill cancer patients who were over 18 years old and were admitted to the hospice and palliative care unit of a local hospital. At the beginning of each session, participants selected music of their choice. Each participant had a total of six 30-minute music listening sessions. Participants were grouped into two according to their self-rated perceived pain scores on the visual analogue scale and numeric rated score: 5 and above and less than 5. Each participant completed a questionnaire on their affect state before and after each session and a questionnaire on their stress level before the first session and after the last session. Further analysis was performed to compare differences between the two groups according to pain level. Results: There were significant differences in patients' affect before and after each session (P<0.001) and stress level before and after the therapy (P=0.001). Conclusion: In this study, self-selected music listening had positive effects on terminal cancer patients' affect and stress regardless of perceived pain level. Therefore, self-selected music listening can be used as an appropriate intervention to improve affect and reduce stress in terminal cancer patients in the hospice and palliative care unit.
Spirituality and State Hope of Medical Social Workers
Kim, Chang-Gon ;
The Korean Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, volume 15, issue 2, 2012, Pages 88~98
Purpose: This study was designed to assess the relationship between spirituality and state hope of medical social workers in Korea and their correlation was studied to provide data in developing effective spiritual and hope intervention for medial social workers. Methods: The study surveyed 102 medical social workers in Korea from September 1, 2011 to September 30, 2011. The study employed the Korean version of the State Hope Scale (SHS) and Spirituality Scales (SS). For data analysis, descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation and simple regression were performed using the SPSS WIN ver. 17.0. Results: Spirituality scores showed a significant difference according to religion. The mean score of spirituality was 3.80/5.00 and the mean score of state hope was 6.36/8.00. Spirituality scoresand state hope scoresshowed a significant positive association (P<0.001). Conclusion: This study showed a significant positive association between medical social workers' spirituality and their state hope of. Future studies would be needed to further explorespirituality and state hope.
Prognostic Value of Leptin in Terminally Ill Cancer Patients
Hong, Ji-Hyun ; Lee, So-Jin ; Kwak, Sang-Mi ; Choi, Youn-Seon ; Lee, June-Yeong ;
The Korean Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, volume 15, issue 2, 2012, Pages 99~107
Purpose: Most terminally ill cancer patients die from cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome. This study evaluated a prognostic role of plasma leptin levels in terminally ill cancer patients. Methods: This study enrolled 69 terminally ill cancer patients who were aged above 20 years old from July 2009 to July 2010. For univariate analysis, an association between leptin levels and patient's characteristics or other variables was examined using Spearman's correlation analysis, Wilcoxon's rank-sum test or Kruskal-Wallis test, as appropriately. For multivariable analysis, Cox's proportional hazard regression model was used to evaluate a clinical significance of plasma leptin levels as a prognostic factor and to determine factors which affect the risk of death in terminally ill cancer patients. Results: A statistically significant positive correlation between plasma leptin levels and survival time was found. Univariate Cox's proportional hazard regression analyses also showed a moderately significant association between plasma leptin levels and survival time. However, after adjusting variables for sex, white blood cell counts, total bilirubin, AST, ALT, albumin and CRP levels, plasma leptin levels were not significantly associated with survival time. Conclusion: No significant association was found between plasma leptin levels and survival time in terminally ill cancer patients. However, this study suggested a prognostic value of plasma leptin levels in gastrointestinal cancer patients.
Metastatic Hepatocellular Carcinoma to the Distal Phalanx: a Case Report and Review of Literature
Park, Joo-Hyun ; Lee, Jung-Kwon ; Jung, Da-Eun ; Ahn, Soo-Min ; Lee, Kyung-Min ; Kim, Bo-Kyoung ;
The Korean Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, volume 15, issue 2, 2012, Pages 108~111
Metastatic tumors to the hand are rare and often overlooked by clinicians. Here, we report a rare case of phalangeal metastasis of right 4th finger in a patient with hepatocellular carcinoma. Treatment was given with right 4th finger disarticulation. This report suggests that physicians must take consideration into the possibility of metastatic tumors in patients with bone lesions on hands and a history of malignancy.