Information Booklet on Self-Care Management of Chemotherapy among gynecological Cancer Survivors at Selected Hospital, Mangalore, Karnataka
Keywords:Chemotherapy, information booklet, gynecological cancer survivors.
Background of the study: Cancers of the female reproductive tract and breast has a high incidence amongst
Indian women. Cancer registries have also highlighted that more than 70% of cancers in females occur in the
age group of 35-64, and that these cancers exercise an adverse influence on the productive role of women
in our society. Chemotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses one or more anti-cancer drugs that can
have severe adverse effects on the patient both during the therapy and for some time after.
Title of the study: Information Booklet on Self-Care Management of Chemotherapy among gynecological
Cancer Survivors at Selected Hospital.
1) To assess the knowledge on self-care management of chemotherapy among Gynecological cancer
2) To determine the effectiveness of information booklet on self-care management of chemotherapy among
Gynecological cancer survivors
Hypothesis: H1: The mean posttest knowledge level will be significantly higher than mean pretest knowledge
level on self-care management of chemotherapy among Gynecological cancer survivors.
Methodology: Quantitative research approach and the design adopted was pre experimental in this study.
The investigator selected total of 60gynaecologic cancer survivors receiving chemotherapy through
purposive sampling technique. The researcher collected the data from the participants with the help of
validated knowledge questionnaire and demographic Performa information before administering self care
management information booklet. The information booklet was comprised of side effects and management
of chemotherapy with pictorial depiction. The posttest was conducted at the immediate subsequent cycle of
chemotherapy. The obtained data were analyzed by using descriptive & inferential statistics.
Results: The result of the present study showed that the mean post-test knowledge score (11.63) of
gynecologic cancer survivors were significantly higher than their mean pre-test knowledge score (7.90). The
calculated‘t’ value was (15.562) and’ p’ value is less than 0.05.Hence the research hypothesis was accepted
at 5% level significance.