Technol Health Care. 2023 Oct 19. doi: 10.3233/THC-220686. Online ahead of print.
BACKGROUND: The nursing model of establishing a chemotherapy safety management supervisory group has guaranteed the safety and effectiveness of intravenous chemotherapy while reducing the adverse effects of chemotherapy and improving patient satisfaction and quality of life.
OBJECTIVE: To explore the impact of establishing a nursing supervision group on improving the safety management of patients receiving chemotherapy in the oncology department.
METHODS: We selected a total of 60 patients who underwent chemotherapy at the oncology department between January and June 2021 and assigned them to the control group. They received conventional chemotherapy safety management nursing care. We selected another 60 patients undergoing chemotherapy in the oncology department between July and December 2021 and assigned them to the observation group. They received a nursing intervention model facilitated by the chemotherapy safety supervision team. We compared the intervention effects in the two groups.
RESULTS: Patient satisfaction was significantly higher in the observation group than in the control group (P< 0.05); the incidence of post-chemotherapy nausea and vomiting was significantly lower in the observation group than in the control group (P< 0.05); and the self-rating depression scale (SDS) and self-rating anxiety scale (SAS) scores of patients in the observation group were reduced (P< 0.05) and significantly lower than in the control group (P< 0.05). We used the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-core 30 (EORTC-QLQ-C30) and found a statistically significant difference in the quality of life of patients before the nursing intervention and on the day of discharge (P< 0.05).
CONCLUSION: The establishment of a chemotherapy safety management supervisory group was effective in reducing the incidence of post-chemotherapy nausea and vomiting as well as the patient’s psychological burden; it could also improve the quality of life of patients and their satisfaction with nursing care.