Predictors of Quality of Life in Patients with Primary Brain Tumors after Surgery

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        This research is descriptive research to study the power of the predictive effect of functional recovery and social support on the quality of life in patients after surgery for primary brain tumors. The population of this study was selected according to the criteria of the sample collection of 80 people aged 18 years and over who were diagnosed with primary brain tumors and underwent surgical treatment at a hospital in Bangkok. Collected data regarding the postoperative period within 30 days and the date that the service recipient came to check for the first follow up appointment. With the personal information questionnaire, functional recovery questionnaire, social support questionnaire and the quality of life questionnaire for brain tumor patients that analyze data by descriptive and enter regression statistics.

        The results show that the sample had a slight recovery in the level of dependency function of 93.80 percent, the highest social support of 63.75 percent. The quality of life of primary brain tumor patients undergoing surgical treatment had an average of 94.11 (SD = 11.74), most of them had the lowest quality of life (82.50 percent), good social support might facilitate good quality of life, which can be operated for 9 percent (R = .307, R2 = 0.094, p < .01).

        The results of this study supporting the ideology of transitional theory that the transition process from illness with factors can promote and inhibit transition. A patient with good social support results in a good quality of life. Functional recovery may not inhibit transition in patient with brain tumors and a high level of consciousness which found that most of the sample had the slightest dependency on others. In addition, the sample group had helpers to take care of them during illness. All nurses should encourage family members to participate in patient care. To promote rehabilitation of patients during hospitalization, patient recovery including stress assessment, anxiety or methods of coping or dealing with the symptoms of patients may have a transitional deterrent effect.


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