Quality Of Life Of Patients With Breast And Gynecological Cancer Faced With Anticancer Chemotherapy

Quality of life in chemotherapy patients

  • Patrícia Afonso Regino Registered Nurse, MSc in Health Care, Triângulo Mineiro Federal University
  • Thaís Cristina Elias Registered Nurse, MSc in Health Care, Triângulo Mineiro Federal University
  • Caroline Freitas Silveira Registered Nurse, MSc in Health Care, Triângulo Mineiro Federal University
  • Gilberto de Araújo Pereira Statistician, PhD in Statistics, Assistant Professor of the Undergraduate Nursing Course of the Triângulo Mineiro Federal University
  • Cristina Wide Pissetti Biomedical Scientist, PhD in Sciences, Triângulo Mineiro Federal University
  • Sueli Riul da Silva Registered Nurse, PhD in Fundamental Nursing, Associate Professor of Post-Graduation Course in Health Care, Triângulo Mineiro Federal University

Abstract

Quality of life of patients with breast and gynecological cancer faced with anticancer chemotherapy


 Backgroud: the evaluation of quality of life in cancer patients is of interest to researchers due to its impact on health policies. The aim of this study was to assess the quality of life of patients with breast and gynecological cancer, undergoing chemotherapy.


 Methods and Findings: this was a quantitative, descriptive and longitudinal study, conducted in the Clinical Hospital of the Triangulo Mineiro Federal University. To assess the quality of life, the Portuguese brief version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-BREF) instrument was applied. The paired Student’s t-test was used for the analysis of the means of/ the scores of the domains. The study included 14 women. The lowest means were observed in the physical domain, 51.78±15.89 and 50.25±15.37, respectively before and after treatment. There was also a compromise of the psychological and environment domains, however, the data analyzed did not show statistical significance. The main limitation of this study is the sample size.


 Conclusion: quality of life presents itself as an important factor for the measurement of results in clinical studies.


Keywords: Quality of Life; Breast Neoplasms; Genital Neoplasms, Females; Chemotherapy.

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Published
2017-08-09
How to Cite
REGINO, Patrícia Afonso et al. Quality Of Life Of Patients With Breast And Gynecological Cancer Faced With Anticancer Chemotherapy. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, aug. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imedicalsociety.org/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/2711>. Date accessed: 23 aug. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.3823/2503.
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