Impact of cancer and its treatment protocol on the Physical, Social and Cognitive status of the patient.

Authors

  • Gargi Ayachit Physiotherapist
  • Dr. Archana Nagargoje
  • Dr. Abhijit Diwate

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46858.VIMSJPT.3103

Abstract

ABSTRACT: - - To study the effect of cancer and its treatment protocol on the physical, social and cognitive status of the patient

Methodology: - It was an observational study of 4 months duration. Total 50 participants were recruited for the study with purposive sampling method those were diagnosed with cancer and undergoing cancer treatment. The outcome measure was Modified Fatigue Impact Scale (MFIS), Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), 6 Minute Walk Test (6MWT).

Result: - Mean was calculated for each value of the scales. The total mean value of MFIS was 69.64 from which mean score of Physical Domain (34.12), Cognitive (31.2), Psychosocial (4.32). The mean of the total distance covered by the patients in 6 MWT was 494. Which was comparatively less that the normative value. Also, the mean score for VAS was 7.58. It indicated that pain complaints of severe pain. In the above study undertaken, it is found that cancer and its treatment affect physical, social and cognitive status of the patient.

CONCLUSION: - This study concluded that Cancer and its treatment protocol has a crucial impact on the physical, social and cognitive status of the patient. This study also concluded that cancer rehabilitation is necessary for the patients                                         

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2021-07-02

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Ayachit, G., Nagargoje, D. A. ., & Diwate, D. A. (2021). Impact of cancer and its treatment protocol on the Physical, Social and Cognitive status of the patient. VIMS JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, 3(1), 17-22. https://doi.org/10.46858.VIMSJPT.3103