The prognosis and diagnosis of cancer is debilitating and affects different aspects of an individual's life physically, psychologically, and socially. Chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer exacerbates symptoms for patients that affect the aforementioned aspects and in turn affects overall quality of life. The purpose of this research study was to evaluate the quality of life among cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy within the domains of reported physical health status, reported mental health status, reported satisfaction with social activities and relationships, and if a patient is currently in active treatment or is now cancer free. This research study used cross-sectional, descriptive secondary data collected from the 2010 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). Results of this study suggest that higher physical, mental, and social scores are associated with higher quality of life. However, analyzing if a patient was currently in active treatment or now cancer free did not affect quality of life.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Health care management|
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