玉川温泉療養がん患者の感情プロフィール検査(POMS)について [in Japanese] The Evaluation of the Profile of Mood States (POMS) in Cancer Patients treated by Tamagawa Hot Spring Bathing [in Japanese]
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<b>Purpose</b>. The aim of this study was to clarify the change of the profile mood of the cancer patients who were treated by Tamagawa Hot Spring Bathing.<br><b>Material and Methods</b>. Fifty seven patients (17 men and 40 women: age range 42-87 years) were examined by POMS (profile of mood states) methods. The cancer type of enrolled patients were 16 breast, 10 lung, 7stomach, 5 liver, 4 colon, 4 prostate and 11 others. The mood scale were divided into next 6 types such as Tension-Anxiety (T-A), Depression-Dejection (D), Anger-Hostility (A-H), Vigor (V), Fatigue (F) and Confusion (C), respectively.<br><b>Results</b>. In general, increasing vigor and decreasing confusion were observed (P<0.01). In the men cases, vigor was significantly rised up, and in women, T-A and D were decreased and vigor was increased significantly (P<0.05). And, in elder group (more than 71 year old) vigor were also increased significantly (P<0.05).<br>In the case less than 10 days stay showed the increasing vigor.<br>However in the case treated over 11 days were increasing D, A-H, V and C, respectively. The cancer case of breast and lung, vigor were increased significantly, but in the other cases, mood scale were not changed remarkably. This phenomena is resulted of small case number.
- The Journal of Japanese Balneo-Climatological Association
The Journal of Japanese Balneo-Climatological Association 70(2), 77-83, 2007-02-01
The Japanese Society of Balneology, Climatology and Physical Medicine