Cao Peipei

Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Nursing


mind-body intervention, self-image, amputation


This study utilized the quasi experimental design specifically the nonequivalent control group design or the pretest-posttest control group design to determine the effects of mind-body intervention on the self-image of patient with amputation. The respondents of the study were composed of 80 respondents between the ages of 18 and 55 who experienced below-the-knee amputation. The study was conducted at Suzhou Municipal Hospital and Suzhou First people's Hospital. Mind-Body intervention was done to the treatment group in Suzhou First People's Hospital while the comparison group located from Suzhou Municipal Hospital. The Amputee Body Image Scale was used to evaluate the perception and experiences of amputees. The main statistical tools used were 1) percentage distribution, mean and t-test for independent means. Based on the findings generated in the study, the following conclusions were drawn: 1) Majority of the respondents were 35-55 years old, female and married; 2) The level of self-image of respondents from both treatment and comparison group did not change when mind-body intervention was introduced. This means mind-body intervention may or may not have an effect on the self- image of the participant; 3) Mind-Body intervention have no effect on self-image of respondents, and may not be a nursing intervention to improve the level of self-image of patient with amputation.

First Advisor

Noel P. Ligaya