Effectiveness of biofeedback mechanism in reducing the pain in patient with cancer
Karpagam K and J Selva Kumar
Cancer is a disease caused when cells divide uncontrollably and spread into surrounding tissues. Biofeedback technique is used to manage anxiety, stress and certain symptoms that many people living with cancer experience. This study aims to assess the effectiveness of biofeedback mechanism in reducing pain in patient with Cancer. The research design was used quasi experimental design. Non probability sampling method was used to select the 60 cancer patients, were divided into two groups, 30 patients in control group and 30 patients in experimental group. Outcome was assessed by using pain analogue scale in both for patient undergoing chemotherapy treatment. In experimental group patients showed reduction in Pain after biofeedback mechanism during chemotherapy when compared to control group. These findings suggest that biofeedback can be effective in reducing some level of pain and that the positive effects found for biofeedback. The data gathered was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The paired ‘t’ test value if t= 8.2892, It is significant at the level of P= 0.0001(S*). The above findings showed that biofeedback mechanism was effective intervention in reducing pain among cancer patients with chemotherapy.