Improving the quality of life of advanced lung cancer patients with chemotherapy at Saiful Anwar Hospital Malang
Indonesia (CIMSA-ISMKI) - Universitas Brawidjaya, Malang
Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Brawijaya University, Malang, Indonesia. Address: Saiful Anwar General Hospital, IRNA 1 Education Building, 3rd Floor.
Ungky Agus Setyawan
Ungky Agus Setyawan
English, Indonesian
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project without Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
The increase in lung cancer patients in Indonesia is increasing from year to year. Advanced stage lung cancer at Saiful Anwar Hospital is almost over 90% and almost 50% accept chemotherapy as an alternative therapy. Delay in diagnosis with terminal stage condition causes the condition of the patient's quality of life is no better than its early stages. Chemotherapy in such a condition is a palliative therapy that aims to improve the quality of life of patients. Despite using various therapeutic modalities, all the goals of management of patients with advanced stage lung cancer are to improve quality of life.
What is the aim of the project?
The aim of this study is to investigate whether quality of life (QOL) before chemotherapy and during the continued series of chemotherapy in advanced lung cancer patients, as well as explore related factors that might affect the quality of life of lung cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Lung cancer inpatients scheduled for chemotherapy are assessed at least twice (before chemotherapy and during the next chemotherapy cycle) using EORTC QLQ-C30.
What techniques and methods are used?
Analytic prospective cohort study in 40 patients with advanced lung cancer who receive chemotherapy at least 2 times and completed all assessments, both before chemotherapy and chemotherapy for advanced series. The study was conducted at an inpatient installation at Saiful Anwar Hospital in Malang. In this study, the final assessment of the results of chemotherapy was also assessed based on the evaluation of Performance of status and success of chemotherapy based on ratings RECIS. This study uses the EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaire as a case report form that has been changed into Indonesian.
What is the role of the student?
- The student will mainly observe
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Students can learn simple clinical research and fill out clinical questionnaires. Students can see directly the clinical condition of lung cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. Students can study the clinical condition of lung cancer patients in outline. Students can interact with lung cancer patients in treatment settings at the hospital. Student can analyze the data obtained. Incoming student can do history-taking & PE to patients under the supervision and the expected task is to resume history-taking and create an action plan for the history in these patients
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Before the activity takes place, students will be explained in detail the research protocol and the basics of the research. Students will also be taught theoretically about lung cancer and lung cancer in Indonesia. Students during the study take place and when data collection to patients is always under supervision and directed its tasks.
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a poster
- The student will prepare a presentation
- The student will prepare a scientific report
- The student will prepare an abstract
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Know the basic theory of research methodology and good clinical practice (GCP)
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)
- Pre-Medical students from the American-British system
- Br J Cancer. 2013 Oct 29; 109(9): 2301–2308. Exp Ther Med. 2011 Mar-Apr; 2(2): 291–294.