Factors Affecting Quality of Life for Patients with Lung Cancer

Asmaa Mohamed Elsayed,


Lung cancer is one of the most common cancer types in the world among men and women. In view of the high-symptoms burden and sever morbidity, evaluation of quality of life (QOL) becomes important for these patients Aim: of this study was to assess the factors affecting quality of life for patients with lung cancer. Methods: This study was conducted at the outpatient clinics in Eldemerdash oncology center, affiliated to Ain Shams University. Sample: A purposive sample of (50) Adult patients, from both sex and free from others chronic diseases were recruited for the conduction of this study. Tools: 1- Patient's socio demographic characteristics sheet 2- Patient's clinical data sheet 3-An interview questionnaire sheet to assess patients’ knowledge about lung cancer .4- quality of life assessment sheet and 5- patients' functional performance assessment sheet. Results: the present study revealed that more than half of the studied patients had moderate quality of life. There were statistically significant relations between the patient's Quality of life and their age, gender and educational level. There was a highly statistically significant relation between physical dimension of Quality of life and functional performance among studied patients Conclusion: Significant relation was found between patients QOL and their age, gender, educational level, functional performance &some aspect of present history. Recommendations Health education programs about disease and its treatment modalities should be provided for lung cancer patients.

Key wards: lung cancer, quality of life

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Title Factors Affecting Quality of Life for Patients with Lung Cancer
Other Titles العوامل المؤثرة على جودة الحياة لمرضى سرطان الرئة
Authors Asmaa Mohamed Elsayed
Issue Date 2016
URI http://research.asu.edu.eg/handle/12345678/45500

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