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Social Support and Quality of Life in Turkish Patients with Gynecologic Cancer

  • Nazik, Evsen (Obstetric and Gynecologic Nursing, Department of Nursing, Adana Health School, Cukurova University) ;
  • Nazik, Hakan (Department of Obstetric and Gynecologic, Adana Numune Education Hospital) ;
  • Ozdemir, Funda (Nursing Department, Ankara University Health Sciences Faculty) ;
  • Soydan, Selen (Gynecologic Oncology Clinic, Balcali Hospital, Cukurova University)
  • Published : 2014.04.01

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the level of social support and quality of life in Turkish patients with gynecologic cancer using a cross-sectional survey design. A total of 108 patients admitted to the gynecologic oncology clinic at a university hospital from September 2011 to January 2012 were included. Data were collected using patient information forms, the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) and The Quality of Life-Cancer Survivors Instrument (QOL-CS). Average age was $54.5{\pm}10.8$ years and it was determined that 65.7% of patients had ovarian cancer and 19.4% had cervical cancer. The total QOL-CS mean score was $5.59{\pm}1.10$. Average score of total MSPSS was found to be $69.7{\pm}14.64$. Comparing socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of patients and average scores of QOL-CS and MSPSS, it was found that there was not a statisticaly significant corelation (p>0.05). Statistically significant relation was found between the average scores of QOL-CS and MSPSS. These results showed that quality of life was moderate and perceived social support was high in Turkish patients with gynecologic cancer.

Keywords

Gynecologic cancer;quality of life;social support;Turkey

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