Quality of life of lung cancer patients
Lung cancer is one of the commonest cancers where the individual’s quality of life is affected. Objectives: To assess the Quality of Life of Lung Cancer patients using quality of life rating scale. Methods: The descriptive survey method was used. The study was done among 30 patients of selected hospitals at Calicut, Kerala using EORTC QLQ C-30 quality of life questionnaire version 3 with lung cancer module EORTC- LC-13. Results: Findings show that the mean QoL of patients with lung cancer was 52.27, the mean cognitive function 76.70, the mean emotional function 53.70, the mean role functioning score was 40.0, the mean physical functioning was 38.60 and the mean social function score was 36.00. Conclusions: The study concluded that there is a decrease in QoL among patients with lung cancer that necessitates newer interventions in the treatment and management.