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J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2020, 21(4): 93-99 Back to browse issues page
The supportive care needs of elderly patients with cancer in northern Iran (2018)
Ameneh Masoudi1 , Leila Jouybari * 2, Gholeamreza Roshandel3 , Nasser Behnampour4 , Reza Khandoozi5 , Abdolrahim Hazini6 , Akram Sanagoo7
1- M.Sc Student in Geriatric Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
2- Associate Professor, Ph.D in Nursing, Nursing Research Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran , jouybari@goums.ac.ir
3- Ph.D in Epidemiology, Associate Professor, Golestan Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (GRCGH), Gorgan, Iran
4- Ph.D in Biostatistics, Assistant Professor, School of Health, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
5- Oncologist, Department of Radiation Oncology, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
6- Oncology and Palliative Care Specialist, Mehr Center (Charity) of Supporters of Patients with Cancer and Incurable Diseases, Gorgan, Iran
7- Associate Professor, Ph.D in Nursing, Nursing Research Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
Abstract:   (4931 Views)
Background and Objective: Cancer can cause many problems in all aspects of the physical, mental, social, economic and family life of the elderly patients. This study was done to determine the supportive care needs of the elderly people with cancer in north of Iran.
Methods: This descriptive- analytical study was carried out on 248 elderly patients with cancer whom referred to governmental and private medical centers in Gorgan, Northern Iran during 2018. Data were collected by a valid and reliable questionnaire "Supportive Care Needs Survey-SCNS" consisted of five domains of physical needs and daily functioning, health system and information, supportive and care, mental, and sexual chracteristics.
Results: There was a significant relationship between physical activity and daily functioning, sexual domain, support and care, health and information system with gender (P<0.05). Female seniors were more in need of assistance in the areas of physical and daily functioning, and male seniors in the areas of sex, support and care, health systems, and information.
Conclusion: This study showed that unmet needs in the elderly with cancer are particularly high in physical and functional areas.
Keywords: Elderly, Cancer, Patient Preference, Delivery of Health Care, Iran
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Type of Study: Original Articles | Subject: Elderly Medicine
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Masoudi A, Jouybari L, Roshandel G, Behnampour N, Khandoozi R, Hazini A et al . The supportive care needs of elderly patients with cancer in northern Iran (2018). J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2020; 21 (4) :93-99
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