Factors Associated with Quality of Life among Cancer Patients with Palliative Care at the End of Life residing in Chiang Rai Province.

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วิภาดา พึ่งสุข พิษณุรักษ์ กันทวี ภัทรพล มากมี

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A cross-sectional study aimed to determine the factors associated with quality of life of cancer patient with palliative care in hospitals, Chiang Rai province, Thailand. The participant was registered in continuity of care in hospitals in Chiang Rai, Thailand among 110 cases. The study between July and September 2018.Data was collected by a structured questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30). Both descriptive and inferential statistics was employed in data analysis. Chi- square test was used for analysis of the association between designated variables and quality of life among cancer patient with palliative care. The study found that 3 factors was significant with quality of life in the part of role (p<0.05) which education, duration of illness and palliative performance scale (PPS Score). In the part of symptoms and impact was significant with 4 factors which education, family medical history, duration of illness and PPS Score. Interestingly, from the part of status and quality of life was significant with 3 factors which marital status, education, position of cancer and PPS score. The variables were considered significant with p-value <0.05. In conclusion the important factor for quality of life of cancer patients with palliative care was education. The provider have to focus on the patient living the life by themselves and improve practice skills and caregiver skills. In order to increase the quality of life of palliative car patient in the end of life that they passed away with the dignity of humanity.

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พึ่งสุขว, กันทวีพ, มากมีภ. Factors Associated with Quality of Life among Cancer Patients with Palliative Care at the End of Life residing in Chiang Rai Province. Nursing Journal of The Ministry of Public Health [Internet]. 31Aug.2019 [cited 6Dec.2019];29(2):116-28. Available from: https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/tnaph/article/view/214903
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