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Evaluation of Palliative Care, Pain Management in Patients Receiving Chemo-Radiation in Sudan


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1 Department of Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine, College of Medical Radiological Science, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan
 

The palliative treatment as active total treat of patients whose disease is not quick to respond to therapeutic management. The intention of the management in the palliative treatment phase are mainly to control the symptoms, to enhance the value of life to patients who have limited remaining period. The aim of the study to evaluate the treatment of pain protocols for chemo-irradiation Patients using the EORTC-QOL-C30 survey form and patients' prognosis. This study is a cross-sectional study, which was performed in amongst the cancer patients in Sudan. The sample magnitude was 100 patients whose different types of tumors. All patients were underwent chemo-irradiation. The radiotherapy was delivered by using tele-cobalt and Linear acceralator machines. The prescribed radiation dose was (20-30 Gy for 4 sessions or five Gy fraction for 6 sessions). The following information was retrieved form patients' files system: patient age, gender, symptoms and its intervals, site of tumor and its magnitude, pain valuation, management outcomes, transfers and obedience to it, condition after treatment, and general condition at last recovery duration. The average age of the patients was 59 + 7.7 years (female) and 58 + 9.1 (male) (p < 0.005). Each EORTC-QOL-C30 questionnaire used to evaluate the patients' condition. The results of this research showed that there was augmentation stated (p < 0.005) in health related quality of life (HRQOL). The most patient’s use type of drugs of chemotherapy to treatment are platinum and less number, patient’s use drugs are Alkylating and Vinca alkaloids agents.

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Palliative Care, Cancer, Pain Management, Sudan.
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Authors

Yousif Mohamed Y. Abdallah
Department of Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine, College of Medical Radiological Science, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan
Monera A. Omer
Department of Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine, College of Medical Radiological Science, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan

Abstract


The palliative treatment as active total treat of patients whose disease is not quick to respond to therapeutic management. The intention of the management in the palliative treatment phase are mainly to control the symptoms, to enhance the value of life to patients who have limited remaining period. The aim of the study to evaluate the treatment of pain protocols for chemo-irradiation Patients using the EORTC-QOL-C30 survey form and patients' prognosis. This study is a cross-sectional study, which was performed in amongst the cancer patients in Sudan. The sample magnitude was 100 patients whose different types of tumors. All patients were underwent chemo-irradiation. The radiotherapy was delivered by using tele-cobalt and Linear acceralator machines. The prescribed radiation dose was (20-30 Gy for 4 sessions or five Gy fraction for 6 sessions). The following information was retrieved form patients' files system: patient age, gender, symptoms and its intervals, site of tumor and its magnitude, pain valuation, management outcomes, transfers and obedience to it, condition after treatment, and general condition at last recovery duration. The average age of the patients was 59 + 7.7 years (female) and 58 + 9.1 (male) (p < 0.005). Each EORTC-QOL-C30 questionnaire used to evaluate the patients' condition. The results of this research showed that there was augmentation stated (p < 0.005) in health related quality of life (HRQOL). The most patient’s use type of drugs of chemotherapy to treatment are platinum and less number, patient’s use drugs are Alkylating and Vinca alkaloids agents.

Keywords


Palliative Care, Cancer, Pain Management, Sudan.

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