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Abstract

Quality of life is a significant part of patient care among cancer patients. Toxicities and adverse impacts of chemotherapy influence personal satisfaction in disease patients, and it likewise makes challenges in satisfying family and social jobs. Hence the study aimed to assess the quality of life of cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Cross-sectional research design was employed with 50 samples which matched the inclusion criteria were selected by convenience sampling technique. Demographic variables data were collected by using a structured questionnaire followed by assessing the quality of life by using the EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaire. The findings of the study revealed the highest median value in the cognitive functioning, social functioning, role functioning and also in physical functioning compared symptom scale and in which the lowest score in the symptoms of nausea & vomiting, loss of craving, fatigue, diarrhea and constipation and face many challenges related to finance. Based on findings, further studies can be conducted to correlate the quality of life with clinical assessment and focus on the mind-body exercise such as yoga, meditation and physical therapy like exercise, massage to enhance the quality of life and to complete the entire cycle of chemotherapy.

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Cancer Chemotherapy Quality of Life Symptoms scale

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Thenmozhi P, & Simeon I. (2020). Quality of Life of Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(3), 3813-3818. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11i3.2555