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Effect of chemotherapy counseling by pharmacists on quality of life and psychological outcomes of oncology patients in Malaysia: a randomized control trial

Overview of attention for article published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, May 2017
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Title
Effect of chemotherapy counseling by pharmacists on quality of life and psychological outcomes of oncology patients in Malaysia: a randomized control trial
Published in
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, May 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12955-017-0680-2
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Ummavathy Periasamy, Sherina Mohd Sidik, Lekhraj Rampal, Siti Irma Fadhilah, Mehrnoosh Akhtari-Zavare, Rozi Mahmud

Abstract

Cancer is now becoming a leading cause of death. Chemotherapy is an important treatment for cancer patients. These patients also need consultation during their treatment to improve quality of life and decrease psychological disorders. The objectives of the study were to develop, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of a chemotherapy counseling module by pharmacists among oncology patients on their quality of life and psychological outcomes in Malaysia. A single-blind randomized controlled trial was carried out among 162 oncology patients undergoing chemotherapy from July 2013 to February 2014 in a government hospital with oncology facilities in Malaysia. Participants were randomized to either the intervention group or the control group. Chemotherapy counseling using the module on 'Managing Patients on Chemotherapy' by Pharmacists was delivered to the intervention group. The outcome measures were assessed at baseline, first follow-up and second follow-up and third follow-up post-intervention. Chi-square, independent samples t-test and two-way repeated measures ANOVA were conducted in the course of the data analyses. In assessing the impact of the chemotherapy counseling module, the study revealed that the module along with repetitive counseling showed significant improvement of quality of life in the intervention group as compared to the control group with a large effect size in physical health (p = 0.001, partial Ƞ(2) = 0.66), psychological (p = 0.001, partial Ƞ(2) = 0.65), social relationships (p = 0.001, partial Ƞ(2) = 0.30), and environment (p = 0.001, partial Ƞ(2) = 0.67) and decrease in the anxiety (p = 0.000; partial Ƞ(2) = 0.23), depression (p = 0.000; partial Ƞ(2) = 0.40). The module on 'Managing Patients on Chemotherapy' along with repetitive counseling by pharmacists has been shown to be effective in improving quality of life and decreasing anxiety and depression among oncology patients undergoing chemotherapy. National Medical Research Register (NMRR) of Malaysia and given a registration number NMRR-12-1057-12,363 on 21 December 2012.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 124 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 28 23%
Student > Bachelor 18 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 8%
Lecturer 8 6%
Student > Postgraduate 7 6%
Other 24 19%
Unknown 29 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 25 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 19 15%
Psychology 15 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 11%
Social Sciences 7 6%
Other 12 10%
Unknown 32 26%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 April 2021.
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#2,917,426
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#239
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