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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-34
A Study Of The Effects Of Illness Experienced By Families Of Oral And Oropharyngeal Cancer Patients



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Research question : What are the various areas and burden a family experiences due to presence of oral and oropharyngeal cancer patient. Objectives: 1. To identify the family burden like financial burden, disruption of routine activities and family leisure etc. 2. To study the severity of family burden experienced by the families of oral and oropharyngeal cancer patients. Study design: Case- control. Setting: Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute (G.C.R.I), Ahmedabad. Participants: 100 cases belonging to the diagnostic categories no. 140-46 of ICD –9 and 100 controls belonging to the diagnostic categories other than no. 140-46 of ICD-9 Statistical analysis: Proportions, Chi-square test and Z test. Results: Financial burden was observed in 36% of cases and 43% of controls had burden on the family. Out of 43% respondents reporting any burden, 36(83.72%) were identified with severe burden.


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