Five-Finger Relaxation Technique on Fatigue and Pain of Breast Cancer Patients

1Rosliana Dewi, Laili Rahayuwati, and Titis Kurniawan


Fatigue, and pain are symptoms most often found on breast cancer patients. To overcome them, the five-finger relaxation technique is considered effective. This research aims at identifying its effects on fatigue and pain of breast cancer patients. The method of this research applies the quasi-experiment. The population comprises breast cancer patients benefiting from healthcare services at Hospital. The sampling was done by consecutive sampling-both the control and the intervention groups have 30 members. The intervention group received the standard therapy from the hospital and a 15-session five-finger relaxation technique for 10-15 minutes, every other day, for the duration of a month. The measurement tools were FACIT, and BPI. The analysis used Paired Sample t-Test and t-Independent Test. The result of the research shows a difference in scores of pre-test and post-test fatigue and pain in both control and intervention group due to p value < 0.05. There is a score difference in the two symptoms between control and intervention group, with the former having lower scores than the latter. This research concludes that there are effects of five-finger relaxation technique on the fatigue, and pain of breast cancer patients.


fatigue, breast cancer, pain, five finger relaxation technique

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