A cross-sectional study to assess the quality of life among cancer patients in a tertiary care hospital in a metropolitan city

Authors

  • Abhinand Sai M. B. Department of Community Medicine, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College Sion Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Prahatheeswaran G. Department of Community Medicine, Seth G.S Medical College and KEM Hospital Mumbai
  • D. H. Rao Department of Community Medicine, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College Sion Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Seema S. Bansode Gokhe Department of Community Medicine, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College Sion Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20231704

Keywords:

Quality of life, Cancer, SF-36

Abstract

Background: Cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Quality of life measures have now become a vital part of health outcome appraisal and an effective way of capturing the personal and social context of patients. The diagnosis of cancer brings many challenges, with a major concern being maintaining the highest quality of life possible during and after the experience. The objectives of the study were to assess the health-related quality of life among cancer patients and also to study the effects of type of cancer and treatment received after one month on their quality of life.

Methods: It was a descriptive, cross sectional and hospital-based study. Total duration of study was 6 months (August 2019-February2020), conducted in Oncology department of a Tertiary care hospital. A total of 90 cancer patients were selected as study subjects and interviewed by a validated SF-36 questionnaire.

Results: A total of 90 cancer patients were included in the study, of which 18 were males and 72 were females and majority were in the age range of 40-60 years. 75% of cancer patients were living a below average quality of life. The study population had different types of cancers. Among females 50% patients were suffering from CA Breast and remaining patients were suffering from different types of cancer.

Conclusions: Most of the patients who came to the oncology department of tertiary care hospital during our period of study had low quality of life.

 

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2023-05-31

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B., A. S. M., G., P., Rao, D. H., & Gokhe, S. S. B. (2023). A cross-sectional study to assess the quality of life among cancer patients in a tertiary care hospital in a metropolitan city. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 10(6), 2208–2213. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20231704

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