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Dr. THILAGAVATHY GANAPATHY

Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Al Ahsa (CON-A) King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Sciences Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Al Ahsa, 31982

Title: Quality of life in women with cervical cancer

Biography

Biography: Dr. THILAGAVATHY GANAPATHY

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 cross‑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