alexa Abstract | A Qualitative Evaluation of the Impact of Palliative Care among Women Cancer Patients in Eastern India
ISSN: 2165-7386

Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine
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Background: Many women diagnosed with cancer in low and middle income in Eastern countries present with advance stage with disease. While cure is not a realistic outcome, palliative care can achieve meaningful outcomes and improved quality of life. Objective: This study illustrates understanding the effects of cancer among patients and increase in quality of life by optimal management and care. Explore intra correlation among the techniques of palliative care along with, association between sociodemographic factors and rate of participation in palliative care clinic. Methods: We randomly selected 73 female patients who received early PC. Four techniques were used, including ice breaking, personal history, gain knowledge regarding disease, psychological support. Each session had taken 40-45 minutes. Quality of life was measured by using Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) at baseline and after giving all techniques at 2 months of post-treatment. Results: A total of 73 cancer patients competed the study with 75% was female type cancer, 4.2% lung cancer, 5.6% blood cancer and 15.3% other type of cancer. In the WEMWBS, improvement was observed at 2 months follow-up after giving PC among follow-up patients. Conclusion: Early PC clinic visits emphasize managing symptoms, improving quality of life, and cultivating illness understanding and prognostic awareness in a responsive and time-sensitive model.

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Author(s): Datta A, Aditya C, Chakraborty A, Das P and Mukhopadhyay A

Keywords

Palliative care, Cancer, Quality of life, Ice breaking, Personal history, Psychological support, Palliative Care, Cancer Care, Palliative Oncology

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