Quality of life in women with cervical cancer

Abstract Background: Cervical cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in developing countries. Cervical cancer is becoming one of the emerging health burdens for women hood.Quality of life (QOL) is one of the health outcomes that enable healthcare providers to better address the ongoing concerns of women with cervicalcancer . Objective: This exploratory study aimed to assess the Quality of Life among women with cervical cancer . Methods:A crossâ??sectional descriptive study using purposive sampling recruited n=120 women diagnosed with cervical cancer .Using the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality of Life Questionnaire– core 30 (QLQ–C30) their Quality of Life was assessed. Results: The mean age was 50.59 +4.19 years. Majority92.2% were multiparous.A vast majority of them had poor QOL in all domains.Physical functions were affected in (96.9%) role functions in (95.7%), cognitive in (94.5%), emotional in (93.8%), and financial in (92.2%). Sexual domain was affected in (91.1%) of the patients.A significant difference observed between the sociodemographic variables and the health quality of life scores in all domains at (p<0.05). Conclusion:Severe disruptions in QOL domains occur in patients with a cervical cancer. A special care should be provided by the health care providers to improve the QOL. Biography: Dr Ganapathy Thilagavathy is a nursing professor; she has more than 28 years of teaching, research experience at nursing university, supervision and administrative experience in the field of nursing education. She is working in King Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Sciences(KSAU-HS),King Abdul-Aziz Hospital, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia .She has so many publication in nursing field like, Maternal Birthing Experiences in Upright Versus Horizontal Birthing Position; A Plea for Humanized Childbirth Nightingale Nursing Times; Asymmetry in Right Vs Left Arm BP measurements among Normotensive Primigravidae. Speaker Publications: 1. Couvade syndrome among 1 st time expectant fathers T Ganapathy Muller Journal of Medical Sciences and Research 5 (1), 43 2. Childbirth in supported sitting maternal position T Ganapathy International Journal of Nursing Education 4 (2), 87-91 3. A cross-sectional survey on nursing students' attitude towards research SS Al Furaikh, BE Al Omairi, T Ganapathy Journal of Health Specialties 5 (4), 185 4. Tokophobia among first time Expectant Fathers. THILAGAVATHY GInternational Journal of Psychiatric Nursing 1(1) ; Jan- June 2015:99-106 … 27th Cancer Nursing & Nurse Practitioners Conference | Webinar | August 24-25, 2020. Abstract Citation: Linh Thuy Duong, Mammography Screening Behavior and Related Factors among Rural Vietnamese Women Cancer Nursing 2020, 27th Cancer Nursing & Nurse Practitioners Conference | Webinar | August 24-25, 2020 https://cancernursing.nursingconference.com/speaker/2 020/dr-thilagavathy-ganapathy-assistant-professorcollege-of-nursing-al-ahsa-con-a-king-saud-bin-abdulaziz-university-for-health-sciences-kingdom-of-saudiarabia-al-ahsa-31982-1134509543



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