Home Health Care Nursing Service Satisfaction and Needs in Cancer Patients

재가 암환자의 가정간호서비스 만족도 및 요구도 조사

  • Jung, Kyoung Ae (Graduate School of Health Science & Social Welfare, Sahmyook University) ;
  • Han, Suk Jung (Department of Nursing, Sahmyook University)
  • 정경애 (삼육대학교 보건복지대학원) ;
  • 한숙정 (삼육대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2012.09.30
  • Accepted : 2012.10.29
  • Published : 2012.12.31


Purpose: The purpose of this study is to provide the basic data required for quality improvement of home health care nursing and development of nursing services for cancer patients by examining the frequency of practices, level of service needs and satisfaction for nursing services. Methods: The subjects were 231 patients who agreed in participating on this study and were receiving home health care nursing services by the home health care advanced practice nurse from two national hospitals and four subsidiary general hospitals, located in Seoul from September 30, 2008 to February 28, 2009. Data were analyzed by frequency, percentage, t-test and ANOVA, using SPSS WIN 12.0 program. Results: The most frequent practices were 'checking vital sign' and 'explaining what patient want to know.' Total service need had an average of 3.03 point and emotional domain showed the highest average of 3.44 point. Total satisfaction had an average of 4.23 point and satisfaction along diseases had the highest average of 3.65 point in case of non-metastasis cancer. Conclusion: The subjects were highly satisfied with home health care nursing services which gave positive effect to them. It will be helpful to give cancer patients physical and spiritual care complementally when home health care nurses provide nursing services.