Quality of life and its associated factors among patients with cancer in Hilla city/Iraq


Author(s): Saja Mohammed Hashim* and Shatha Saadi Mohammed

Objectives: Quality of life is an important measure for evaluating and predicting treatment for cancer patients. Patients with cancer are at increased risk of a poor quality of life during effective cancer treatment. This study aimed to assess quality of life and its associated factors among patients with cancer.

Methods: A descriptive correlational study conducted in Hill city during the period from November 9th 2022 to April 18th 2023. The study sample consist of 150 patients is selected according to non-probability sampling approach. The validity of the questionnaire was verified by experts and its reliability was verified through a pilot study. Data were collected through the interview and analyzed by applying descriptive and inferential statistical analysis.

Results: The results indicated that the average age of the participants is 51 among those who are female (84%), married (74%), elementary school graduated (36%), who are free business (32.7%) with enough to certain limit (53.3%). Over than half (53.3%) of the study participants were found to average quality of life. Quality of life are differs according to age, marital status, occupation, monthly income, duration of cancer and stages of cancer (p=.000).

Conclusion: Quality of life for cancer patients was generally average and was mostly influenced by demographic factors including age, marital status, occupation and monthly income as well as clinical aspects of cancer such as its length and stages of disease. Recruit ministries and social organizations to play a role in ensuring that cancer patients have access to adequate financial resources to meet their demands in order to minimize the negative effects of individual variables affecting their quality of life.

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  • Prof. Elhadi Miskeen

    Obstetrics and Gynaecology Faculty of Medicine, University of Bisha, Saudi Arabia

  • Ahmed Hussien Alshewered

    University of Basrah College of Medicine, Iraq

  • Sudhakar Tummala

    Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering SRM University – AP, Andhra Pradesh




  • Alphonse Laya

    Supervisor of Biochemistry Lab and PhD. students of Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemis


  • Fava Maria Giovanna


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