EVALUATION OF THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF BREAST CANCER: EXPERIENCE OF THE MOHAMED 6 CENTER FOR THE TREATMENT OF GYNECOLOGICAL BREAST CANCERJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.9, No. 7)
Publication Date: 2021-07-14
Authors : Sarroukh H. Samhari R. Benbouchaib Benhassou Ennachit; Kerroumi;
Page : 720-729
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Introduction: Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer amongst women. It is a serious disease that impacts all aspects of the patientÂ's life and goes beyond that to touch the lives of all their loved ones. This work aims to evaluate the impact cancer has on the lives of our patients and their loves ones, namely: their social, economic and psychological well-being. Methodology: We have conducted a cross-functional study at the Mohamed VI Center of Cancer Prevention and Treatment, between May and July of 2017, leveraging 2 sets of questions, including the Arabic Dialect version of the Â“ quality of life Â“ questionnaire, in its 2 versions: Family and Patient. Results: The average age of the patientsÂ' sample was 26-43. Amongst the studied aspects, Â“fearÂ” was the most negatively impacted spiritual, physical, and social well- being were the least impacted. 50, 9 % of patients were accompanied, 69, 6 % of companions were females. Amongst the companions, psychological well-being was most negatively impacted. Conclusion: The patients and their companions had their quality of life severely negatively impacted, in all aspects. As such, caring for cancer patients must be done in all-inclusive manner, taking into account their life quality and their lives loves Â‘ones, who are their main source of support during their ordeal.
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