Relationship between Needs of Supportive Care with Quality of Life among Breast Cancer Patients in Dr. Wahidin Sudirohusodo Makassar


Background: The need of supportive care is a care to be given in order to enhance the life quality of the patients with a serious life-threatening disease such as breast cancer. Generally, the patients are really worried and have severe anxiety related to their disease. The quality of life becomes really important in curing the breast cancer. The life quality is the ability to have normal life in accordance with the individual perception about the objective and hope of the breast cancer patients.

Method: Thisis anobservationalresearchwithcross-sectionalstudydesign.Thestudywasconducted in 2019 and required as many as 40 respondents. The samples were selected by using purposive sampling technique. The data were gathered by questionnaire then processed by SPSS and analyzed by statistical test of Chi-square with the significance degree of 95% (α=0,05).

Result: The result showed that there was significant correlation between the need of supportive care (p<0,000) and the life quality of the breast cancer patients.

Conclusion: There was association of the supportive careandthelifequalityofthebreastcancerpatientswiththevalueofp=0,000<α0.05.

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