Perception of Oncology Patients toward the Quality of Life and Rehabilitation

Perception of Oncology Patients


  • Komal Jamil Bahria University Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Syeda Rida Baqir Bahria University Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Sharjeel Tasneem Chaudhary Bahria University Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Khadijatul Ain Sandeela Isra Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, Isra University Karachi, Pakistan
  • Rasheed Iqbal Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Shafaq Aslam Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan



Cancer, Physical Therapy, Cancer Survivors, Exercises and Physical Activity


Cancer is a worldwide pandemic disease 1 in 8 deaths is due to cancer globally. The major parameter used for the evaluation of cancer treatment is quality of life. Objective: To find out the perception of oncology patients towards the quality of life and rehabilitation. Methods: This study was a cross-sectional survey conducted in two tertiary care hospitals and one medical center in Karachi. Non-probability purposive sampling technique was used for sampling. Ethical approval was prior obtained from Parent Institute. Data were analyzed by SPSS version-23.0. Result: A total of 255 survey forms were filled out by oncology patients. Mostly158 (62.0%) patients lie between the ages of 20-49 years. There were 117 (45.9%) males and 138 (54.1%) females. Change in quality of life with time related to post-diagnosis. Those who were diagnosed < 5 years rated mean overall physical health as 5.46 ± 1.7, > 10 years rated 4.39 ± 1.8, and 5-10 years rated 4.22 ± 1.5. Satisfaction of patients regarding physical therapy sessions <5 years of post-diagnosed responded mean satisfaction level was 7.33 ± 2.494, 5.00 ± 1.633 of >10 years patients, and 6.08 ± 1.714 of 5 to 10 years post diagnosed patients. Improvement in QOL after physical therapy sessions <5 years diagnosed patients responded mean QOL as 7.39 ± 2.367, >10 years of patients responded 5.70 ± 2.032, and 5 to 10 years patients responded 6.45 ± 1.670. Conclusions: This study concluded that the perception of oncology patients regarding rehabilitation to maintain their quality of life is significant.


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DOI: 10.54393/tt.v4i02.139
Published: 2023-06-30

How to Cite

Jamil, K. ., Baqir, S. R. ., Tasneem Chaudhary, S. ., Sandeela, K. A., Iqbal, R. . ., & Aslam, S. . (2023). Perception of Oncology Patients toward the Quality of Life and Rehabilitation: Perception of Oncology Patients. THE THERAPIST (Journal of Therapies &Amp; Rehabilitation Sciences), 4(02), 57–62.



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