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Satisfaction and Needs of Cancer Patients and Caregivers under Home-based Cancer Patients Management in Jeju

제주지역내 재가암환자관리를 받은 환자와 보호자에게 제공되는 프로그램 만족도와 요구

  • Kim, Hyeon-Ju (Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, Jeju National University) ;
  • Huh, Jung-Sik (Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Jeju National University)
  • 김현주 (제주대학교 의학전문대학원 가정의학교실) ;
  • 허정식 (제주대학교병원 의학전문대학원 비뇨기과학교실)
  • Received : 2018.05.14
  • Accepted : 2018.08.03
  • Published : 2018.08.31

Abstract

This study was conducted to improve the quality of home-based cancer management programs through a survey of satisfaction and needs of the program provided by a regional cancer center. From March 2015 to October 2015, we conducted face to face surveys of patients and caregivers enrolled in home-based cancer management. A total of 101 patients, 59 patients and 41 caregivers, were enrolled. Breast cancer was the main cancer and 51 (86%) patients and 36 (85%) caregivers were satisfied with the number of visits for home-based cancer management. For the service application route, 22 patients (37.29%) obtained information through the cancer center publicity paper and 11 caregivers (26.19%) received recommendations from acquaintances. Except for treatment provided directly to the patients, psychological counseling was the most preferred, and satisfaction regarding picnic and cancer education were also high. Satisfaction with the program provided by regional cancer center was relatively high ($4.14{\pm}1.21$ on a 5-point scale). Additionally, satisfaction of the patients was higher than that of the caregivers, but this difference was not significant ($4.29{\pm}1.11$, $3.93{\pm}1.31$, p = 0.141). Self-esteem was higher among caregivers than patients, but this difference was not significant. To improve the quality of life of cancer patients and caregivers, it is necessary to develop customized programs considering patients' economic situations and need for psychological counseling.

Keywords

Home care services;Cancer;Satisfaction;Health service needs;Caregiver

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 제주대학교

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