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Application Effects of Whole Course High-Quality Nursing on Patients with Liver Cancer during Radiotherapy


Background: To explore the application effects of whole course high-quality nursing on patients with liver cancer during radiotherapy.
Methods: One hundred and five patients with liver cancer who received radiotherapy in Liaocheng People’s Hospital, Liaocheng, China from March 2010 to February 2012 were selected and divided into a control group (42 cases with routine nursing) and an experimental group (63 cases with whole course high-quality nursing). The two groups of patients were observed and compared in terms of clinical data and the Activity of Daily Living (ADL) score before and after nursing (1 course of treatment/6 week). The Self-Rating Anxiety Scale (SAS) and Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS) were used to evaluate and compare the patients’ anxiety and depression before and after nursing. Adverse reactions during radiotherapy and nursing satisfactory of patients were observed and compared between the two groups.
Results: After nursing, the ADL score and the nursing satisfaction in the experimental group was significantly higher than that in the control group (P<0.05). The SDS and SAS scores in the 2 groups before nursing were significantly higher than those after nursing (P<0.05). The total incidence of adverse reactions in the control group was significantly higher than that in the experimental group (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Whole course high-quality nursing can improve the negative emotions, quality of life and nursing satisfaction, and reduce adverse reactions of patients with liver cancer during radiotherapy. 

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IssueVol 48 No 10 (2019) QRcode
SectionOriginal Article(s)
DOI https://doi.org/10.18502/ijph.v48i10.3483
Nursing Liver cancer; Radiotherapy Depression

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PANG L, WANG Y, XING Y, ZHAO C. Application Effects of Whole Course High-Quality Nursing on Patients with Liver Cancer during Radiotherapy. Iran J Public Health. 2019;48(10):1777-1785.