The Effect of Walking Exercise Program for Reducing Fatigue in Cancer Patients Undergoing Medical Treatment

  • Wahyu Dewi Sulistyarini Nursing Program, Institute of Health Technology and Science Wiyata Husada Samarinda, Kalimantan Timur
  • Yanda Savira Alvianty Nursing Program, Institute of Health Technology and Science Wiyata Husada Samarinda, Kalimantan Timur

Abstract

Cancer is one of the most serious problems in the world and Indonesia because the number of sufferers continues to increase. The most common symptom felt by cancer patients undergoing treatment is fatigue. Fatigue management consists of pharmacological and non-pharmacological. Physical activity, such as walking exercise programs, is a therapeutic option for reducing cancer-related fatigue (CRF).  This study aimed to determine the effect of applying a walking exercise program on the level of fatigue in cancer patients undergoing treatment. This study used a time series method without a control group design. The respondents were 13, and the criteria were cancer patients undergoing treatment. The instrument uses the Brief Fatigue Scale- Indonesian version. The implementation of the Walking Exercise Program (WEP) in the first week of the patient's fatigue score was 39.77; the results of the second-week application score was 20.31, and the application given in the third week dropped to 14.46. The results of the Greenhouse-Geyser test have a significance value of 0.03<0.05, then Ho is rejected, and Ha is accepted. Applying the Walking Exercise Program (WEP) reduces fatigue in cancer patients undergoing treatment.

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Published
2024-05-27
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SULISTYARINI, Wahyu Dewi; ALVIANTY, Yanda Savira. The Effect of Walking Exercise Program for Reducing Fatigue in Cancer Patients Undergoing Medical Treatment. NurseLine Journal, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 1, p. 77-83, may 2024. ISSN 2541-464X. Available at: <https://jurnal.unej.ac.id/index.php/NLJ/article/view/41265>. Date accessed: 21 july 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.19184/nlj.v9i1.41265.
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