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M.Tech / M.E / PhD Thesis | Nursing | Indonesia | Volume 6 Issue 7, July 2017
Assertive Community Treatment of Psychosocial Distress in Patients with Breast Cancer
Andikawati Fitriasari | Ah Yusuf | Ririn Probowati
Abstract: Abstrack Introduction Women diagnosed with breast cancer have psychosocial problems. Psychosocial that occurs on clients with breast cancer include physical and psychological symptoms. Community assertive action is a psychosocial holistic approach for breast cancer clients performed in residential environments. This study aims to analyze the influence of community assertive actions against the psychosocial of clients with breast cancer. Method The study used pre-post control group design. The research samples are clients with breast cancer treated at Medokan Ayu Public Health Center Surabaya, there were 15 sample of treatment group and 15 sample of control group. Sampling technique used was purposive sampling. The variables are community and psychosocial assertive actions including body-image, social. Data were collected using questionnaires, analyzed using Paired T test and Independent T test. Result and Analysis The results showed changes in the mean values of pre-test and post-test in the treatment group of body-image (p = 0, 000), social (p = 0, 000). The conclusions in this study of community assertive action can improve body-image, improve social. Discuccion and Conslusion This study recommends health workers to perform community assertive actions in improving psychosocial services and increase the role of families in addressing the psychosocial problems of breast cancer clients.
Keywords: Community assertive action, Psychosocial problems, Breast Cancer
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 7, July 2017,
Pages: 253 - 256