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Investigate the effect of palliative care on the satisfaction of patients with cancer who referred to Imam Reza Clinic-Seyedoshohada Hospital and Entekhab Center in Isfahan in 2014

Authors: Miranda Mehdinezhad, Sayed Ali Naji and AbdolrahimHazini

Int J Med Res Health Sci.199-203 | pdf PDF Full Text

The current study was an attempt to explore the effect of palliative care on the satisfaction of patients with cancer
who referred to Imam Reza Clinic-Seyedoshohada Hospital and Entekhab Center in Isfahan in 2014. A quasiexperimental research design was employed to pursue this clinical trial type of study. The population was comprised
of all the patients suffering from cancer who also referred to Seyedoshohada Health Center (Palliative Care Center
of Imam Reza (AS) and Entekhab Cancer Control Center) in Isfahan within the second 3 months of 2014. Of these,
60 patients were selected through convenient sampling as the research sample. The instruments adopted include:
FAMCARE-P16 questionnaire to assess patient satisfaction with palliative care and Patient Information Form. The
gathered data were then analyzed using distribution tables and analytical data analysis was also conducted using
dependent samples t
test. The findings revealed the patient care mean score within the first (SD=7.36) and fourth
weeks (SD=65.83) was 49.6 and 65.83, respectively which demonstrates a 14.37 rate of increase. This increase with
t = -17.46 is to be statistically significant (p<0.01). Therefore, it could be concluded that palliative care is effective
in the satisfaction of patients with cancer. According to the results obtained, it could be stated that palliative care is
effective in the satisfaction of patients with cancer and leads to an increased level of satisfaction of patients
suffering from cancer. And this method can be used to help improve patient’s condition.

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