Chulabhorn Hospital serves patients with cancer throughout Thailand. It is where patients and their families expect to obtain information and knowledge regarding treatment and care, particularly psychological, emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects. These enhance their quality of life and the capacity of self-care to prevent and alleviate adverse effects and side effects.
Unfortunately, the educative and supportive care was not fully functioned, since quite a few cases were cancelled or postponed from the medical or surgical intervention. As a result, investigators would like to assess patients’ needs on basis of holistic nursing management to develop a better and practical guideline.
Two hundred and ninty-three patients and family caregivers voluntarily participated in the study. A well-validated, 22-questionnaire regarding survey needs including education, advice, and support was used to collect data. The findings were expressed as percentage, and analyzed by using descriptive statistics, independent t-test, and Mann Whitney U-test.
We anticipate that the study is going to finish by August. The findings will be presented in the conference.