Effect of designed nursing instructions on knowledge and self-care behavior among patients with chemotherapy induced neutropenia

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  • Abstract


    Chemotherapy-induced neutropenia (CIN) is the main dose limiting toxicity of systemic chemotherapy and it is associated with significant morbidity, mortality and treatment cost.


    Of the study was to evaluate effect of designed nursing instructions on knowledge and self-care behavior among patients with chemotherapy-induced neutropenia.

    Research design: Pre-post research design was utilized.

    Setting: The study was conducted at internal Medical Oncology Department at South Egypt Cancer Institute.

    Sample: Sixty adult patients with chemotherapy induced neutropenia. Tools of data collection: Tool (I): Patient assessment sheet, Tool (II): Self-care behavior assessment.

    Results: There was a highly statistically significant difference between pre and post applying of designed nursing instructions as regard patients' level of knowledge and self- care behavior of the studied patients (p<0.01).

    Conclusion: The designed nursing instructions improved knowledge and self-care behavior among patients with chemotherapy-induced neutropenia.

    Recommendation: Each neutropenic patient should be given a booklet including knowledge about neutropenia, importance, and how to practice standards self-care behavior. Education of patients and families are keys to prompt recognition about potentially life-threatening symptoms associated with neutropenia.



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    Chemotherapy Induced Neutropenia; Designed-Nursing Instructions; Self-Care Behavior.

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Article ID: 13063
DOI: 10.14419/ijans.v7i2.13063

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