Meme Kanserli Kadınların Tamamlayıcı ve Alternatif Yaklaşım Kullanımlarına Göre İyilik Hali ve Yaşam Kalitesinin Değerlendirilmesi
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This study was conducted as a descriptive study to determine the use of complementary methods for women with breast cancer receiving paclitaxel chemotherapy protocol. The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between the symptom and quality of life of patients who use or do not use complementary methods. Sample of this study using purpose sampling method, included total 135 breast cancer patients who were receiving paclitaxel chemotherapy treatment at Dr. Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Ankara Oncology Training and Research Hospital in between september 2017 and february 2018. For data collection; Descriptive Information Form, "Nightingale Symptom Assessment Scale" and "Ferrans and Powers Quality of Life Scale" were used. For the patients using a complementary method; "Complementary Methods Evaluation Form" was used for assessing complementary methods. At the end of the study; it was found that 33.3% of the women with breast cancer who were included in the study were referred to CAM. It was found that the patients have mostly mucositis (%28.9), taste change (%24.4) and fatigue (%13.4). It was detected that 71.1% of the patients use herbal products and the most commonly used product is honey (22.2%). There was no significant relationship between chronic disease, BMI values, age groups, cure cycle, cancer stage and NSAS scores according to CAM use status of the patients (p>0.05). According to the use of CAM, there was a significant relationship between NSAS scores and the education groups of the patients (p<0.05). According to the use of CAM; a significant relation between satisfaction and significance scores was found in examining the Ferrans and Powers Quality of Life scale scores (p<0.05). In our study, honey, lemon and black mulberry were frequently used as CAM methods and it was found that for patients using CAM, psychological / religious beliefs and the concept of family were more important than those who did not. According to study results, it is recommended to conduct further studies that can reveal the use of CAM in Turkish population.