Duck-Hee Kang

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Cardiopulmonary responses to an 8-week moderate-intensity aerobic exercise intervention and adherence to exercise during and after intervention were assessed in 41 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer undergoing adjuvant therapy. The intervention was primarily aimed at minimizing deconditioning. Women were randomly assigned to the intervention or(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of SP6 acupressure on labor pain and delivery time in women in labor. DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. SETTING/LOCATION Delivery room in a university hospital. PARTICIPANTS Seventy-five (75) women in labor were randomly assigned to either the SP6 acupressure (n = 36) or SP6 touch control(More)
BACKGROUND In addition to neurologic symptoms, fatigue is commonly reported in patients with primary brain tumors during radiation therapy and in long-term survivors of low-grade brain tumors. Other factors have not been explored. The aim of this study was to identify demographic and clinical factors that predict fatigue severity and to evaluate the(More)
Oxidative stress is a disturbance in the balance between the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and antioxidant defenses. It occurs when excessive production of ROS overwhelms the antioxidant defense system or when there is a significant decrease or lack of antioxidant defenses. Oxidative stress, in turn, is known to cause DNA damage and mutations(More)
CONTEXT Approximately 80% of patients with advanced cancer report pain and receive opioids. Information is limited about deviations from prescribed opioid doses and barriers to pain control, but poor opioid adherence has been reported in 49%-70% of patients. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the frequency and severity of self-reported opioid deviation and barriers(More)
BACKGROUND Loneliness is a significant concern among the elderly, particularly in societies with rapid growth in aging populations. Loneliness may influence cognitive function, but the exact nature of the association between loneliness and cognitive function is poorly understood. The purpose of this systematic review was to synthesize current findings on(More)
Commonly used terms such as “supportive care,” “best supportive care,” “palliative care,” and “hospice care” were rarely and inconsistently defined in the palliative oncology literature. We conducted a systematic review of the literature to further identify concepts and definitions for these terms. We searched MEDLINE, PsycInfo, EMBASE, and CINAHL for(More)
The purpose of this longitudinal study was to examine potential predictors of cancer-related fatigue (CRF) before, during, and after adjuvant therapy in women with breast cancer. A convenience sample of 44 women postsurgery (M = 18) aged 38 to 77 years (M = 52) were recruited from a Southern breast clinic. Based on Piper's Integrated Fatigue Model, the(More)
AIM This study examined factors associated with mood disturbance prior to, during and after adjuvant therapy. BACKGROUND Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Mood disturbance affects between 20% and 30% of women with breast cancer and is associated with other debilitating symptoms. However, factors associated with mood disturbance(More)
CONTEXT No prospective studies have dealt with the impact of cachexia-related weight loss on patients' body image as well as the impact of patients' body image changes on the level of patient and family distress. OBJECTIVES Our aim was to examine associations between body mass index (BMI), weight loss, symptom distress, and body image for patients with(More)