Psychosocial Needs and Improved Quality of Life among Cancer Patients Receiving Palliative Care

Samuel Terkura Njor1*, Samuel Anaja Otene1, Ransome Msughve Labe1 & Martina Angbiandoo Amande2

1Department of Oncology & Palliative Care, Federal Medical Centre Makurdi Benue State-Nigeria
2Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education Katsina-Ala, Benue State-Nigeria

Samuel Terkura Njor, Department of Oncology & Palliative Care, Federal Medical Centre Makurdi Benue State-Nigeria.

Keywords: Cancer Patients; Chemotherapy; Palliative Care; Psychosocial Needs; Quality of Life


Cancer disease is a threat to individual life. Patients with cancer experience varied degrees of physical and emotional distress from various issues and drought of desirable psychosocial needs. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between psychosocial needs and quality of life (QOL) of cancer patients receiving chemotherapy in Oncology and Palliative Care Clinic in Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi. The study was a correlational design. A total of 55 cancer patients were sampled for the study. Participants comprised of 39.3% males and 60.7% males. A typical case sampling type of purposive sampling technique was used for sample selection.

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