The application of family stress management of the quality of life on breast cancer patients

Novi W. Rahayu, Ni K. Kardiyudiani


Background: Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that grows around the breast area and can metastasize to other organs of the body. The complaint that is often felt by patients is that it is very severe pain that reduces the patient's ability to carry out daily activities and will affect the patient's quality of life. The role of the family is important in improving the quality of life of patients, with the moral and material burdens of the family that can affect the family in caring for patients. This study aims to determine the quality of life in breast cancer patients after family stress management interventions.

Methods: This research method is a qualitative research design with one group pre-test to post-test with consecutive sampling technique on 22 samples. Data analysis methods used were univariate analysis and bivariate analysis with the non-parametric statistical test Wilcoxon signed rank test.

Results: The results showed that the asymp.sig value was 0.004 so that it was smaller than 0.05 which showed that there were differences between stress management interventions before and after the interventions.

Conclusion: Family stress management interventions affect the quality of life of breast cancer patients.


Quality of life, Breast cancer, Stress management

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