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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 3

Independent -tests analysis of the differences on fatigue and depression before and after between the two groups ( = 62).

VariableExperimental group ( = 31)Control group ( = 31)
Posttest-pretestPosttest-pretest
Mean (SD)Mean (SD)

Fatigue (TFRS)39.71 (39.71)70.35 (56.37)−6.13.001
 Physical15.90 (14.79)26.00 (23.60)−6.13.001
 Psychosocial13.39 (19.06)25.03 (20.29)−6.87.001
 Daily activity7.81 (10.97)19.32 (16.21)−6.64.001
Depression (BDI)6.73 (8.66)5.34 (7.99)−0.64.525

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

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