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The Development of Intervention Memory-Executive Function Exercise for Breast Cancer Survivors with Chemobrain

WithHilman Syarif, Agung Waluyo, Yati Afiyanti, Muchtaruddin Mansyur, Kemala Rita

The objective of this study was to develop a memory-executive function exercise (MEFE) intervention package to help survivors of post-chemotherapy breast cancer with cognitive decline. This publication is the development of an MEFE intervention package and module as a tool for implementing the intervention package. This module consists of modules for nurses and survivors. Reference in the preparation of interventions and modules is the development stage according to Borg & Gall. There are seven stages adopted from the theory. In general, the stages used are: 1). Design of intervention packages and modules, 2). Validation of design intervention and modules, 3). Revision of intervention design and modules, 4). Trial of intervention package and modules, 5). Revision of intervention package and modules, 6). Trial of the intervention package and modules, and 7) Final revision of the intervention package and modules. After a revision based on expert consultation, the MEFE final intervention package consisted of four sessions; 1). Education and deep breathing relaxation exercises, 2). Stress inoculation training and guided imagery exercise, 3). Educate healthy sleep habits and self-talk, and 4). Educate safety sport and self-talk. In addition, there is a cognitive exercise games that was done every day, such as puzzles, crosswords, and sudoku. In conclusion, the MEFE intervention package and its two modules are valid and reliable, so it is worth trying out in a larger population. The researcher recommends that the development of subsequent interventions use a comprehensive method.