This paper is published in Volume-5, Issue-4, 2019
Area
Allied Science
Author
Pratibha Sharma
Co-authors
Kavita Verma, Sangeeta Sharma
Org/Univ
Eternal University, Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh, India
Pub. Date
23 July, 2019
Paper ID
V5I4-1224
Publisher
Keywords
Quality of life, Cancer patients, Informational booklet

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Pratibha Sharma, Kavita Verma, Sangeeta Sharma. Quality of life among cancer patients receiving treatment in the Regional Cancer Hospital, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Pratibha Sharma, Kavita Verma, Sangeeta Sharma (2019). Quality of life among cancer patients receiving treatment in the Regional Cancer Hospital, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 5(4) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Pratibha Sharma, Kavita Verma, Sangeeta Sharma. "Quality of life among cancer patients receiving treatment in the Regional Cancer Hospital, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 5.4 (2019). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

Cancer is characterized by uncontrolled growth and spread of cancerous cells. It can be defined as a disease in which there is uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells by disregarding the normal rules of cell division. Normal cells are constantly providing signals that dictate whether the cell should divide, differentiate into another cell, or die Cancer cells develop a degree of autonomy from these signals, resulting in uncontrolled growth and proliferation. The aim of the study to assess the quality of life and improve the quality of life among cancer patients by distributing informational booklet. The descriptive research design was adopted to collect data from patients with cancer in Regional Cancer Hospital IGMC, Shimla, and using convenience sampling technique. Data was collected by the EORTC questionnaire. The pilot study findings showed that 70% of cancer patients have an average quality of life.30 % of cancer patients were below the average quality of life.
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