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Functional Status and Associated Factors in Patients with Colon Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy

Kara, Belguzar and Kaya, Gamze (2017) Functional Status and Associated Factors in Patients with Colon Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy. Journal of Archives in Military Medicine, In Pre (In Pre). ISSN 2345-5071

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Abstract

Background: Patients with colon cancer are at risk of developing functional impairment. However, studies on functional status in this population are limited. Objectives: The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the functional status in patients with colon cancer and determine its association with sociodemographic and disease-related characteristics and perceived family support. Methods: This cross-sectional study included 30 patients (53.3% males) with colon cancer who were followed up by an oncology outpatient clinic in a military hospital in Turkey. Data were collected using a personal data form, the Functional Living Index-Cancer (FLIC), and the Cancer Patient Social Support Scale. Results: The total mean FLIC score of the patients was 112.9 ± 22.4. Female gender and lower levels of family support were associated with poorer functional status (P < 0.05). Conclusions: The functional status of the patients was higher than the moderate level. A greater understanding of factors associated with functional status in patients with colon cancer could provide appropriate interventions to support functional performance and improve health outcomes. Keywords: Colon Cancer; Family Support; Functional Status

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W Health professions
Depositing User: User Mehran Mazaheri
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2018 08:32
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 08:32
URI: http://eprints.ajaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3897

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