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R. Revathi, A. Manjula
Keywords : Illness experiences, patients, cancer
Citation Information : Revathi R, Manjula A. A ROAD TO FASCINATE TRANSACTIONAL NURSING CARE MODEL: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY TO ASSESS THE ILLNESS EXPERIENCES OF PATIENTS WITH CANCER. 2019; 10 (3):25-27.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 01-08-2017
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).
There are an increasing number of people living with and beyond cancer. The lived experience of these individuals is often complicated by other co morbid chronic illnesses; as many as 78% of people with cancer are living with at least one other condition, the prevalence of which also increases with age. This study was conducted to assess the illness experiences of patients with cancer. A descriptive design was used and non probability convenient sampling technique was adapted. The sample size was 50. The result revealed that 60 % of the samples had hair loss and difficulty in getting sleep, 58% of them had vomiting, 40% of them had less energy, 36% of had weight loss, 30% of them had pain, 40% of the patients experienced constipation, 32% of them experienced oral ulcers, 16 % of them experienced skin changes and 26% of the samples had self hatredness due to body image disturbance.