The Quality of Life of Cancer Patients with Chemotherapy

  • Edy Suprayitno Universitas ‘Aisyiyah Yogyakarta
  • Doddy Yuman Prasetyo Universitas ‘Aisyiyah Yogyakarta
  • Sri Untari RS PKU Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta
Keywords: cancer, chemoteraphy, quality of life


Breast cancer in the world is predicted to increase to reach 13 million people per year in 2030. Breast cancer patients in Indonesia reached 58,256 (16.7%). Most (75%) cancer patients who attended health services were already in terminal condition. Quality of life is one important component that is considered in maintaining health status. Patients with cancer will have severe shock conditions and affect cancer patients who have biopsychososiospiritual problems, especially their quality of life since being diagnosed with cancer. The aim of this research are describe the quality of life of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy from various dimensions, namely physical function, limited role, pain, vitality, general health, social function, limited emotional role, mental health. 30 sample taken using accidental sampling technique for 1 month using the SF-36q uestionnaire, validity 0,7 greather, good QoL if morethan 50 and lessthan 50 is bad, Data analysis was used by calculate the percentage score. The research showed that the quality of life of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy was mostly good (77%) and poor (33%). The domains of quality of life were: physical limitations (45.83%), general health (51.25%), emotional limitations (52.22%), physical functioning (52.53%), social functions (59.08%), body aches (64.41%), vitality/ energy (67.25%) and mental health (83.2%).


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How to Cite
Suprayitno, E., Prasetyo, D., & Untari, S. (2020). The Quality of Life of Cancer Patients with Chemotherapy. Jurnal Keperawatan, 12(4), 641-650.