Physical and psychosocial needs of cancer patients.

L. C. Friedman, Daniel E. Lehane, A. D. Weinberg, Mohsen Mirabi, H. P. Cooper

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Abstract

A collaborative multidisciplinary study was conducted to assess both physical and psychosocial needs of 117 adults with various types of cancers. Although these patients functioned adequately in many areas of their lives, they reported that cancer and its treatment had an impact on energy, physical and recreational activities, communication with spouse, sexual and emotional functioning, occupational matters, and treatment-related situations. Younger patients reported more psychosocial, sexual, and treatment-related problems than did older patients. Female patients reported more chemotherapy-related problems than did male patients. Implications for clinicians treating cancer patients were discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-64
Number of pages4
JournalTexas medicine
Volume89
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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