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CONTROL DE SÍNTOMAS EN PACIENTES ONCOLÓGICOS TERMINALES INGRESADOS EN HOSPITALIZACIÓN DOMICILIARIA

CONTROL DE SÍNTOMAS EN PACIENTES ONCOLÓGICOS TERMINALES INGRESADOS EN HOSPITALIZACIÓN DOMICILIARIA,Ana González,Concepción Fernández,Gerardo García,Is

CONTROL DE SÍNTOMAS EN PACIENTES ONCOLÓGICOS TERMINALES INGRESADOS EN HOSPITALIZACIÓN DOMICILIARIA  
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In this study the simptoms control and qua- lity of life of 42 terminal oncological patients within a home care unit evaluated using the questionnaire QLQ-30 and self report measu- res. The patient were evaluated in two moment, when they entered in the Unit, and a first, second, third or fouth week. Clinical and demo- graphic variables were registered and analysed using the covariance analysis of repeated mea- sures and the Student t test. Results revealed that only pain evaluated through QLQ-30 chan- ged significantly after to be admitted at the Unit. On the other hand, the most of variables of physical symptomalogy, evaluated throuh the HCSF, decreased significantly. Anxiety and depression that didnt reach clinical levels at the first assesment didnt change at the second evaluation as well as Karnofsky index. The qua- lity of life concept in relation to termial illness is discussed.
Published in 2005.
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