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fotokian Z, jamshidi R, yosefi M E. Quality of life of primary relatives providing care for their cancer patients based ‎on some personal and social variables. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2005; 15 (1) :59-64
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Introduction: Cancer and its related treatments reduces one`s physical and psycho-social ‎abilities and makes them more in need of homecare. These cares are usually provided by ‎primary relatives which affects their quality of life in different dimensions and these changes ‎can affect the outcome of patients’ treatment.‎

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the quality of life of primary relative giving ‎care to cancer patients considering their demographic characteristics.‎

 Methods: This was a descriptive study in which data were obtained through questionnaire. ‎Study sample included ‎‏115‏‎ people who accompanied patients when receiving treatmeat cancer ‎center of Emam Khomeini Hospital in Tehran. Samples were selected continuously and those ‎who met the inclulion criteria were chosen on their own agreement. The self- reported ‎questionnaires were given after the procedures was explained the samples.‎ Results: Based on study Findings, there was not an important difference in mean score of ‎QOL based on valiables such as age, sex, level of education, duration of disease and kind of ‎relativity to patients. But the score of QOL was significantly different as regard to variables ‎of marital status, and economic status.‎

Conclusion: Based on study findings, people with moderate to well economic status had ‎better QOL as compared to those with poor economic status. So the ministry of Health must ‎pay more attention to this important issue and improve insurance, providing expensive drugs ‎and homecare in order to improve the QOL of these patients and their families.‎

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/9 | Accepted: 2014/08/9 | Published: 2014/08/9

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