Information Booklet on Self-Care Management of Chemotherapy among gynecological Cancer Survivors at Selected Hospital, Mangalore, Karnataka

Authors

  • Shynee Paul1 , Jacintha Veigas2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1408

Keywords:

Chemotherapy, information booklet, gynecological cancer survivors.

Abstract

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.

Objectives

1) To assess the knowledge on self-care management of chemotherapy among Gynecological cancer

survivors

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.

Author Biography

Shynee Paul1 , Jacintha Veigas2

1PhD Scholar, 2 Professor & Clinical Coordinator, Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences,

NITTE Deemed to be University, Derlakatte Mangaluru, India

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Shynee Paul1 , Jacintha Veigas2. (2020). Information Booklet on Self-Care Management of Chemotherapy among gynecological Cancer Survivors at Selected Hospital, Mangalore, Karnataka. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 269-272. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1408