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The effect of refined nursing combined with targeted psychological care on postoperative pulmonary function and self-management ability in male patients with lung cancer

  • Liufei Chen1
  • Xiaoping Cai2
  • Juanjuan Chen2,*,

1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lishui People’s Hospital, 323000 Lishui, Zhejiang, China

2Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Lishui People’s Hospital, 323000 Lishui, Zhejiang, China

DOI: 10.22514/jomh.2024.097 Vol.20,Issue 6,June 2024 pp.99-107

Submitted: 29 March 2024 Accepted: 04 June 2024

Published: 30 June 2024

*Corresponding Author(s): Juanjuan Chen E-mail: *Correspondence


This study aimed to investigate the effects of refined nursing combined with targeted psychological care on postoperative pulmonary function and self-management ability in male patients diagnosed with lung cancer. The clinical data of 80 patients who underwent lung cancer surgery at our institution between January 2022 and January 2024 were retrospectively retrieved, and they were stratified into two groups based on intervention methods: an experimental group (received refined nursing in conjunction with targeted psychological care, n = 40 cases) and a control group (received refined nursing; n = 40 cases). After these interventions, the effects on patients’ postoperative pulmonary function and self-management ability were compared. The results showed that the experimental group had a significantly shorter hospitalization duration, higher Forced Expiratory Volume in one second (FEV1), Forced Vital Capacity (FVC), FEV1/FVC ratio and Maximum Voluntary Ventilation (MVV), and higher scores in self-care concept, sense of self-responsibility, self-care ability, and health knowledge level compared to the control group (p < 0.05). Additionally, the experimental group had significantly lower scores on the Self-Rating Anxiety Scale (SAS) and Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS) (p < 0.001) and a lower incidence rate of complications (p < 0.05). In conclusion, the combined approach of refined nursing and targeted psychological care showed promising outcomes in improving postoperative pulmonary function, mitigating negative emotions, reducing complication rates, and enhancing self-management ability among male patients with lung cancer, thereby warranting further exploration for potential clinical implementation.


Refined nursing; Targeted psychological care; Self-management ability

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Liufei Chen,Xiaoping Cai,Juanjuan Chen. The effect of refined nursing combined with targeted psychological care on postoperative pulmonary function and self-management ability in male patients with lung cancer. Journal of Men's Health. 2024. 20(6);99-107.


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