Quality of Life and Survival of Patients with Colorectal Cancer: Integrative Review

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154969
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Quality of Life and Survival of Patients with Colorectal Cancer: Integrative Review
Abstract:
Quality of Life and Survival of Patients with Colorectal Cancer: Integrative Review
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Sawada, Namie Okino, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:School of Nursing of Ribeirao Preto, University of Sao Paulo
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Adriana Cristina Nicolussi, RN
[Research Presentation] Purpose: To measure Quality of Life (QoL) is essential to evaluate the impact that the cancer and the treatment cause in the life of oncologic patients. With the purpose to evaluate the produced scientific knowledge regarding the quality of life of adult patients with colorectal cancer, we carried out this integrative literature review, that is considered a strategy to identify the existent evidences to base one health practical on the different specialties and is presented as one of the instruments of the Evidence Based Practice(1-2). Methods: Integrative Review, the articles were selected using the databases MEDLINE, LILACS, and CINAHL, between 1997 and 2007. Two thematic categories were established: short-term survival, long-term survival, and the sample comprised nine articles. Results: Result analysis revealed that cancer diagnosis and treatment affects physical, emotional, mental, social and role functioning, and global health. Furthermore, it causes several symptoms at different levels. In addition, it showed that QoL is also affected by factors such as the presence of co-morbidities, lifestyle, leading a sedentary life, age, gender, stage of the tumor at diagnosis, type of treatment, disease remission and recurrence. Conclusion: As gaps in the knowledge, we detected low national scientific production and low contribution by nurses, with predominance of descriptive studies, considered a weak evidence level. We suggest the preparation of the nurses since their graduation until their clinical action in researches that make it possible to improve the QoL of patient with colorectal cancer.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleQuality of Life and Survival of Patients with Colorectal Cancer: Integrative Reviewen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154969-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Quality of Life and Survival of Patients with Colorectal Cancer: Integrative Review</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sawada, Namie Okino, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing of Ribeirao Preto, University of Sao Paulo</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sawada@eerp.usp.br</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Adriana Cristina Nicolussi, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: To measure Quality of Life (QoL) is essential to evaluate the impact that the cancer and the treatment cause in the life of oncologic patients. With the purpose to evaluate the produced scientific knowledge regarding the quality of life of adult patients with colorectal cancer, we carried out this integrative literature review, that is considered a strategy to identify the existent evidences to base one health practical on the different specialties and is presented as one of the instruments of the Evidence Based Practice(1-2). Methods: Integrative Review, the articles were selected using the databases MEDLINE, LILACS, and CINAHL, between 1997 and 2007. Two thematic categories were established: short-term survival, long-term survival, and the sample comprised nine articles. Results: Result analysis revealed that cancer diagnosis and treatment affects physical, emotional, mental, social and role functioning, and global health. Furthermore, it causes several symptoms at different levels. In addition, it showed that QoL is also affected by factors such as the presence of co-morbidities, lifestyle, leading a sedentary life, age, gender, stage of the tumor at diagnosis, type of treatment, disease remission and recurrence. Conclusion: As gaps in the knowledge, we detected low national scientific production and low contribution by nurses, with predominance of descriptive studies, considered a weak evidence level. We suggest the preparation of the nurses since their graduation until their clinical action in researches that make it possible to improve the QoL of patient with colorectal cancer.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:25:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:25:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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