Breaking bad news of cancer diagnosis - The cancer patients'perception in Serian District

Mathew, Anak Gabriel Bain (2012) Breaking bad news of cancer diagnosis - The cancer patients'perception in Serian District. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS.

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Abstract

This study aimed to assess the perceptions of cancer patients on the breaking of bad ever news of cancer diagnosis. The research method used was a cross sectional study on cancer patients in Serian district using Breaking bad news Assessment Scedule (BAS) questionnaire. It was conducted using snowballing sampling among cancer patients in Serian district. Face to face interview was conducted after the consent was obtained.Data was entered and analyzed using SPSS version 19. A total of 134 patients participated in this study. Majority were comfortable with the current method of breaking bad news. The main aspects found were, the importance usage of body language, management of time and identifying patients'key area of concerns.

Item Type: E-Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Thesis (M.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2012.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cancer, Diagnosis, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, Postgraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2016 07:17
Last Modified: 21 May 2020 13:17
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/10123

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