Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

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

Table 2

Differences of fatigue and depression by group ( = 62).

VariableExperimental group ( = 31)Control group ( = 31)
PretestPosttestPretestPosttest
MeanSDMeanSDMeanSDMeanSD

Fatigue (TFRS)44.8115.1181.9037.42−5.20.00143.1613.42113.5257.00−6.13.001
 Physical 18.525.6334.4214.01−3.91.00117.353.9343.3524.17−6.13.001
 Psychosocial13.323.1626.7118.31−3.96.00112.742.0837.7719.88−6.87.001
 Daily activity12.979.0220.778.50−5.20.00113.069.0832.3916.39−6.64.001
Depression (BDI)1.503.058.237.80−4.26.001 1.573.11 6.93 7.25−3.60.001

TFRS: Tang Fatigue Rating Scale; BDI: Beck Depression Inventory.

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