Quality of life in the pediatric patient with cancer

Título traducido de la contribución: Calidad de vida en el paciente pediátrico con cáncer

Marjorie Perez Villa, Ana María Toro Moncada

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Resumen

Objective: to identify the effect that the disease has on the quality of life of children with cancer hospitalized in a hospital in the city of Medellin. Methods: descriptive study with 32 hospitalized children diagnosed with cancer. Sociodemographic and clinical information was collected. The Pediatric Quality of Life (PedsQL) 3.0 instrument was applied. Results: the patients manifested mostly have some symptoms related to the disease or its treatment such as taste disturbance and pain before punctures. On a social level, school absenteeism was found (81.3%) and all patients said they felt accompanied by their family. Conclusions: cancer in pediatric patients generates alterations in their quality of life, which is why it requires the permanent accompaniment of their family and the nursing staff, generating a positive impact on the child that helps them to face the changes that the disease entails. © 2021, Fundacion Index. All rights reserved.
Título traducido de la contribuciónCalidad de vida en el paciente pediátrico con cáncer
Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)44-49
PublicaciónIndex de Enfermeria
Volumen30
EstadoPublicada - 2021

Palabras clave

  • Child care
  • Neoplasms
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacological Treatment
  • Quality of Life

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