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Vol. 8, Issue 6 (2019)

Assess the knowledge on side effects of chemotherapy among caregivers of cancer patients

Author(s):
Jeena M Daniel, Sony P Varghese, Rinju Elza Varghese, Nicolas Naorem, Avanti Arun Shinde and Shubhangi Gaikwad
Abstract:
Chemotherapy is a type of treatment used in cancer patients. There are lots of side effects caused by the chemotherapy. The Nurses plays an important role in teaching and educating patients and their relatives. Home remedies can be prevent the side effects of chemotherapy. Problem Statement “An exploratory study to assess the knowledge on side effects of chemotherapy among care givers of cancer patients in selected hospitals of Pune city.”
Materials and methods: A quantitative research Approach was used for the study with the one group pre-test design. The study was conducted in selected hospital from Pune City Non- Probability convenient sampling technique was used for 100 sample. The tool Developed which includes Section-1. The demographic variables. Section 2-20 structured Questionnaire consist of knowledge on side effects of chemotherapy among care givers in hospitals. Tool Validity was done and tool found reliable and feasible study after pilot study.
Result: Majority (66%) of care givers have average knowledge, (22%) care givers have Good Knowledge and (12%) have poor knowledge regarding the side- effects of chemotherapy.
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How to cite this article:
Jeena M Daniel, Sony P Varghese, Rinju Elza Varghese, Nicolas Naorem, Avanti Arun Shinde, Shubhangi Gaikwad. Assess the knowledge on side effects of chemotherapy among caregivers of cancer patients. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(6):121-124.

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