This summary focuses primarily on the less severe end of this continuum:
I Conception and design: None; III Provision of study materials or patients: None; IV Collection and assembly of data: NC Ling; V Data analysis and interpretation: All authors; VII Final approval of manuscript: This cross-sectional study aimed to determine the prevalence of unmet supportive care needs among prostate cancer patients.
The cross-sectional study was conducted among all prostate cancer patients at the Sarawak General Hospital. A total of ninety-five patients participated, with majority were aged 65 and above and of primary educational level.
Except for physical and daily living, respondents with primary school level had significant lower unmet needs in all domains compared to secondary school level. Respondents with known stages of cancer had higher unmet needs in all domains compared to those who did not know.
Healthcare providers should provide more responsive, emotionally sensitive and client-centered care to patients with prostate cancer, particularly in the area of Health System and Information, and psychological support.
Prostate cancer; unmet needs; supportive care needs Submitted Apr 30, Accepted for publication Nov 30, The American Cancer Society 2 estimated about one in every six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
In Malaysia, The Asian Pacific Prostate Society 3 reported that there were estimated cases with mortality cases which accounts as the second most common form of cancer among Malaysian Indian men.
|Introduction||In its commitment to meet such standards, the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care MECCChas conducted several of these studies including one in the area of psychosocial screening for prostate cancer patients.|
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|Prostate Cancer Signs & Symptoms||Studies indicate that men with prostate cancer MPC adopt passive roles in cancer management; however, increasing public awareness of prostate cancer and advocacy by MPC and their allies suggest otherwise. This study looks at the information that is important to MPC; their preferred participation in decision making; and the influence of sociodemographic, disease, and psychological factors on information needs and decision preferences.|
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It is the fourth most common cause of cancer among the Chinese and Malay men. Cancer often causes symptoms, and the treatments for cancer usually cause side effects. The diagnosis of cancer is associated with much psychological and emotional reaction like shock, anger, anxiety, confusion and depression 4.
Cancer patients also have significant needs related to existing co-morbidity, uncertainty about their prognosis and the stigma associated with cancer 5.
Patients have various needs during the diagnostic, treatment, follow-up and palliative phases 6. Some of the important aspects in supportive care include social care, the need for information, psychological support and spiritual needs can improve emotional and functional adjustment and symptoms and quality of life and may contribute to increased survival 8.
In order to obtain information regarding supportive care, and whether the cares are met, needs assessment is essential to determine the various supportive care needs of those patients in order to provide the best quality patient-centered care. There has been limited study on the types of supportive care needs of patients with prostate cancer, particularly in Sarawak.
The ultimate goal of this research was to conduct a needs assessment to identify the met and unmet supportive needs of patients with prostate cancer at the Urology Clinic of Sarawak General Hospital and to identify the usage of the supportive care services that are available in this hospital.
It is hoped with this study, the information gathered may help the relevant authorities in future planning to address the specific priorities and unmet needs of prostate cancer patients in the management of healthcare.
This clinic is a specialist care clinic which provides consultation, treatment and follow-up care to prostate cancer patients as well as other urological conditions.
Urology Clinic is chosen as the center of study because it is the biggest Urology Clinic within the state of Sarawak and is the center of referral. The clinic also refers patients for other services like welfare assistant, pain management, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, diet management etc.
Within this region, there are nearly 15 to 19 new cases of prostate cancer each year. Up-to-date record shows that there are total of of prostate cancer cases.
Data collection was carried out between December and February All registered patients with prostate cancer in the Urology Clinic were eligible to participate in the study.Prostate cancer (PCA) is the most common malignancy and a major cause of death in men but, importantly, a substantial proportion will live for several years following diagnosis.
However, they face the prospect of experiencing symptoms, side-effects of treatment and diminished quality of life.
Wallace, M., and Storms, S. “The Needs of Men with Prostate Cancer: Results of a Focus Group Study.” Article Review. There exists limited research concerning the educational and psychosocial needs of men identified with prostate cancer.
Identifying the needs of men with prostate cancer is an essential step in understanding the experience of men with this disease.
This study resulted in the identification of three disease stages and the needs within each stage of prostate cancer.
are most likely to report needs related to psychological, the psychosocial and educational needs of men with prostate cancer. healthcare needs of men with advanced prostate cancer, how. Oct 15, · Studies exploring unmet needs of men with prostate cancer consistently show that these needs are highest in relation to psychological and sexuality issues, as well as information about treatment and care in the health-care setting (Steginga et al, ; Boberg et al, ; White et al, ).
”As ongoing physical, psychological, and social needs affect the quality of life for patients and survivors, the existing method for delivering cancer care is becoming unsustainable and is not.