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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 4

Changes in VAS fatigue and VAS depression within groups over 5 times ( = 62).

VariableT1aT2T3T4T5df
M (SD)M (SD)M (SD)M (SD)M (SD)

FatiguebExperimental group ( = 31)3.12 (0.43)3.28 (0.58)3.58 (1.11)3.91 (1.45)5.25 (1.38)16.9074.001
Control group ( = 31)2.58 (0.63)3.72 (1.12)4.12 (1.47)4.73 (1.41)6.15 (1.31)48.5594.001

DepressioncExperimental group ( = 31)3.06 (0.22)3.06 (0.20)3.09 (0.80)2.98 (0.90)3.67 (1.10) 4.9044.004
Control group ( = 31)3.11 (0.30)3.45 (0.55)3.54 (0.61)3.95 (1.04)4.32 (1.01)14.3744.001

Note. aPatients were followed up from initial treatment through the first five days of treating transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) (1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 days from treating TACE, respectively); T1 = 1 day from treating TACE; T2 = 2 days from treating TACE; T3 = 3 days from treating TACE; T4 = 4 days from treating TACE; T5 = 5 days from treating TACE; reference group was T1.
bMeasured by VAS fatigue scale, range from 0 to 10.
cMeasured by VAS depression scale, range from 0 to 10.

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