Factors Related to Quality of Life Among Patients With Cervical Cancer in Kamphaengphet Province


  • จุฑาทิพย์ ตาสุสี Professional Nurse, KlongplasioTambolHelth Promoting Hospital, KamphaengphetProvince
  • ยุวยงค์ จันทรวิจิตร Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Naresuan University
  • ธิดารัตน์ คำบุญ Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Naresuan University


stress, coping,social support,cervical cancer, quality of life


The research aimed to study factors related to quality of life among patients diagnosed with cervical cancer in Kamphaengphet province. Ninety-seven patients diagnosed with cervical cancer who lived in Kamphaengphet were selected by simple random sampling.Data were collected using questionnaires composed of 5 parts; personal information, stress, coping, social support, and quality of life. Function Assessment  of Cancer Therapy – Cervical Cancer version Thai(FACT – CX).The questionnaire was reviewed by 5 experts.The reliability of stress, coping, and social support questionnaires were 0.71, 0.70, 0.73 respectively and quality of life questionnaires was 0.80 tested by Cronbach’s coefficient alpha. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Pearson’s correlation statistics.

The results of the study showed that the quality of life of the sample in Kamphaengphet was at a high level mean score ( =3.39,SD =0.23, highest score was 4). Stress had a statistically significant negative relationship with quality of life (r = -.214, p <.05), and social support had a statistically significant positive relationship with quality of life (r = .374, p <.01).Coping was not significant with quality of life. Therefore, social support should be promoted among patients with cervical cancer in order to have a high quality of life.


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