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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 6, Issue 7, Part F (2020)

A study to assess the knowledge regarding side effects and coping strategies adopted among patient receiving chemotherapy of selected hospital of Pune city

Author(s)
Ashwini Patil, Nisha Pardeshi, Shweta Sontakke, Durga Modi, Joyita Ghosh, Sunil Rathod, Arti Khutwad and Dr. Veena D Sakhardande
Abstract
Chemotherapy is use of chemicals as a systemic therapy for cancer. It is used in the treatment of most solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. Chemotherapeutic agents can’t selectively distinguish between normal cell and cancer cell. Patient with cancer need to have knowledge about side effect of chemotherapy and coping with treatment. Objectives: To assess the knowledge regarding side effects of chemotherapy & to assess the coping strategies among patients receiving chemotherapy. Method: This was a quantitative descriptive survey study on 100 participants receiving chemotherapy from selected hospitals. aged 31-70 years both male and female participants. Non- probability purposive sampling method was used and data collected thought semi structured interview technique. Assessment of knowledge regarding side effects of chemotherapy and coping strategies among samples patients receiving chemotherapy was done from 11 /09 /2019 To 10 /12 /2019. Consent was taken from the samples before data collection, for filling the questionnaire approximately 20 minutes were required. Results: In majority of samples were from age group 31- 40 i.e. 34%, 59% were female and primary education of majority samples were 35% and many of them were housewife. The majority of samples i.e. 43% had good knowledge regarding side effects of chemotherapy, 22% had average knowledge regarding side effects of chemotherapy and 35% had a poor knowledge regarding effects of chemotherapy. 43% samples had good utilization of coping strategies, 38% had average utilization of coping strategies and 19% had poor utilization of coping strategies. Conclusion: Cancer-chemotherapy – side effects goes together, if samples had good knowledge and awareness of side effect of chemotherapy he or she can able to accept, cope and manage it. So coping with all this process with chemotherapy was vital role of samples.
Pages: 431-433  |  248 Views  20 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Ashwini Patil, Nisha Pardeshi, Shweta Sontakke, Durga Modi, Joyita Ghosh, Sunil Rathod, Arti Khutwad, Dr. Veena D Sakhardande. A study to assess the knowledge regarding side effects and coping strategies adopted among patient receiving chemotherapy of selected hospital of Pune city. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(7):431-433.
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