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Research Article

Effects of Acupressure on Fatigue and Depression in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients Treated with Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization: A Quasi-Experimental Study

Table 1

Personal and clinical characteristics by group ( = 62).

CharacteristicsExperimental group ( = 31)Control group ( = 31)
(%)/mean (SD) (%)/mean (SD)

Age0.08.96
 >6512 (38.7)11 (35.5)
 64–4014 (45.2)15 (48.4)
 <405 (16.1)5 (16.1)
Gender0.26.20
 Male20 (64.5)24 (77.4)
 Female11 (35.5)7 (22.6)
Occupation0.61
 Unemployed19 (61.3)17 (54.8)
 Employed12 (38.7)14 (45.2)
Marital status0.55.50
 Unmarried1 (3.2)2 (6.4)
 Married30 (96.8)29 (93.5)
Education level1.40.92
 None8 (25.8)8 (25.8)
 Elementary11 (35.5)10 (32.3)
 Junior high3 (9.6)4 (12.9)
 Senior high9 (29.0)8 (25.8)
 College and above0 (0)1 (3.2)
Religion0.30.86
 None7 (22.6)8 (25.8)
 Buddhism/Taoism24 (77.4)24 (77.4)
 Christianity/Catholicism 0 (0)0 (0)
Time since HCC was diagnosed1.58.81
 <3 months12 (38.7)11 (35.5)
 <1 year15 (48.4)15 (48.4)
 2-3 years3 (9.6)2 (6.4)
 4-5 years0 (0)1 (3.2)
 >5 years1 (3.2)2 (6.4)
Type of hepatitis carrier0.17.99
 None4 (12.9)3 (9.6)
 B type18 (58.1)19 (61.3)
 C type6 (19.4)6 (19.4)
 B + C type2 (6.4)2 (6.4)
 Other1 (3.2)1 (3.2)
Albumin3.34 (0.49)3.49 (0.57)1.11.27
Hemoglobin11.47 (2.08)11.94 (1.94)0.91.37

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