Advisor

McNeill, Jeanette

Committee Member

Hummel, Faye

Department

Advanced Nurse Generalist

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

5-2020

Genre

Thesis

Extent

68 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

This study had the general goal of surveying the quality of life (QoL) and related factors affecting the QoL of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients participating in cancer chemotherapy at University Medical Center (UMC) in Ho Chi Minh City. The study also had the following specific objectives: (a) determining the demographic and clinical characteristics of CRC patients and (b) determining health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and related factors affecting HRQoL of CRC patients receiving cancer chemotherapy. A descriptive cross-sectional design was used. Sixty CRC patients being treated at the UMC participated in this study. The research used the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer’s (1995) QLQ-C30 questionnaire to assess the quality of life in CRC patients during chemotherapy. The results of the study concluded the QoL of CRC patients was impaired by the following factors: deficits in emotional and social functioning; physical-related restrictions such as fatigue, shortness of breath, insomnia, constipation, and diarrhea; and financial difficulties. The results of the study improved the knowledge regarding each stage CRC patients experienced and their understanding of symptoms and any abnormalities. Although more research is needed, this information will be helpful to health professionals as they assist patients in maintaining their activities and QoL during chemotherapy.

Degree type

MS

Degree Name

Master

Language

English

Local Identifiers

Than Minh Chau Thesis 2020

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author

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