Quality of Life and Associated Factors of Cancer Patients in Malaysia: A review of current literature

Authors

  • Husna Ahmad Ainuddin
  • Siti Norehan Ab Ghani
  • Akehsan Dahlan
  • Syamsul Anwar Sultan Ibrahim

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v1i2.257

Abstract

Measuring quality of life provides information helpful for cancer patients. However, facts about the quality of life and its associated factors among cancer patients in Malaysia are inconclusive. The aim of this review of literature is to evaluate the quality of life of cancer patients and its associated factors. Based on this review of the literature, it identified 24 studies. Associated factors effecting quality of life of cancer patients include socio-demographic, health related, psychological and cancer treatment. In conclusion, there is a need for further research to focus on developing effective interventions to enhance the patients' quality of life.

© 2016. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Keywords: Quality of life; associated factors; cancer; Malaysia

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Published

2016-06-28

How to Cite

Ahmad Ainuddin, H., Ab Ghani, S. N., Dahlan, A., & Sultan Ibrahim, S. A. (2016). Quality of Life and Associated Factors of Cancer Patients in Malaysia: A review of current literature. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 1(2), 76-86. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v1i2.257

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