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Quality of palliative care. Perspective of Lebanese patients with cancer

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dc.contributor.author Doumit, Myrna
dc.contributor.author Dimassi, Hani
dc.contributor.author Huijer, Huda Abu-Saad
dc.contributor.author Abboud, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-10T09:01:42Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-10T09:01:42Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0023-9852 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/4767
dc.description.abstract The number of cancer patients in Lebanon is increasing, and patients are living longer due to early detection and enhanced methods of treatment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the quality of life, symptom management, functional ability, and the quality of palliative care in adult Lebanese cancer patients at the American University of Beirut-Medical Center. A cross sectional survey design was used. A number of internationally validated instruments were translated into Arabic. A total of 200 cancer patients participated in the study; the majority was female with breast cancer and mean age 54. The cognitive functioning domain of the Quality of Life scale was found to have the highest score and social functioning the lowest. The most prevalent symptom was lack of energy and the least prevalent was shortness of breath. Nausea and pain were the symptoms mostly treated. In conclusion, this sample reported a fair quality of life and social functioning with high prevalence of physical and psychological symptoms. Inadequate symptom management was reported especially for the psychological symptoms. Participants reported a satisfactory level with the quality of care. Based on these results, providing adequate symptom management and social support to Lebanese cancer patients is highly recommended. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Quality of palliative care. Perspective of Lebanese patients with cancer en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SON en_US
dc.author.school SOP
dc.author.idnumber 201005174 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200603781
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Lebanese Medical Journal en_US
dc.journal.volume 60 en_US
dc.journal.issue 2 en_US
dc.article.pages 91-98 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Abu-Saad, H. H., Doumit, M., Abboud, S., & Dimassi, H. (2012). Quality of palliative care. Perspective of Lebanese patients with cancer. The Lebanese medical journal, 60(2), 91-98. en_US
dc.author.email myrna.doumit@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email hani.dimassi@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.lebanesemedicaljournal.org/articles/60-2/original5.pdf en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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