Patients' understanding of treatment goals and disease course and their relationship with optimism, hope, and quality of life: a preliminary study among advanced breast cancer outpatients before receiving palliative treatment


SOYLU C. , BABACAN T. , SEVER A. R. , Altundag K.

SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER, cilt.24, ss.3481-3488, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00520-016-3182-6
  • Dergi Adı: SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3481-3488

Özet

The aims of this study were to explore advanced breast cancer patients' knowledge of treatment intent and expectation of illness course and to evaluate their relationship with optimism, hope, and quality of life (QoL).