Nowadays a lot of study, the symptoms experienced by patients undergoing chemotherapy, respectively; fatigue, unwillingness, disruption of sleep patterns, decreased interest in sex, difficulty in concentrating and hair loss was identified. It was found that the most support is needed by the patient issues; pain, weakness / fatigue, often feel bad, sadness, concerns swings, difficulty in doing things related to home, fears about the spread of cancer, the inability to control the situation, worry about the future, fear of death, worrying that it will upset their relatives, to be in need of information regarding sexual life.
According to these, the higher the incidence of symptoms in patients with increased support requirements the quality of life are reduced in parallel.
As a result, the evaluation of symptoms at frequent intervals, to meet the needs identified, measure the quality of care and efficiency at frequent of intervals and giving advice on everything they need for patients is recommended.
Cristiani Caroline Carvalho,
Fernanda Cristina Chavaglia Marques,
Maria Luíza Alves Moreira,
Monyque Evelyn Barbosa Batista,
Isabella Fernandes Alves,
Patricia Regina dos Reis,
Daniela Santana Polati da Silveira
Pages: 13-19 Published Online: Mar. 17, 2020
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