PENGARUH SWEDISH MASSAGE TERHADAP TINGKAT NYERI PASIEN KANKER YANG MENJALANI KEMOTERAPI DI RUMAH SAKIT PANTI NIRMALA MALANG
AbstractCancer is a disease characterized by uncontrolled cell division. Cancer treatmentwith chemotherapy can cause physical and psychological responses for patients,one of the physical responses felt is pain. Swedish massage therapy by providinglong and smooth pressurized massage can relax so as to reduce pain levels. Thepurpose of the study was to determine the effect of Swedish Massage therapy onthe pain level of post chemotherapy cancer patients at Panti Nirmala Hospital,Malang. Pre-experimental research method pre-test post-test design. The sampleof this study was 30 female cancer patients who underwent injectionchemotherapy using purposive sampling technique. The research instrument usesthe Numerical Range Scale (NRS). The t-test analysis showed that there weredifferences in the level of pain before and after the Swedish massage (p-value0.000 <0.05). The results of the study recommend that Swedish massage therapycan be used as an alternative method in reducing pain levels in post-chemotherapy cancer patients.