A profile of cancer patient outcomes from a tertiary care teaching hospital in Malaysia

Ariaratnam Suthahar, K. Gurpreet, D. Ambigga, T. Maniam, S. Dhachayani, Fuad Ismail, S. Adlina

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Introduction: The aim of this paper was to determine the sociodemographic and cancer characteristics of patients with cancer at a tertiary care centre. Methods: For the study, 80 newly-diagnosed cancer patients were selected and interviewed using structured questionnaires that included sociodemographic and cancer characteristic profiles. At the end of the study period of two years, the survivorship status of the patients was determined. Results: Gender, occupational status, type of cancer and stage of cancer were found to be significantly associated with the survival status among the study group of cancer patients. Results of logistic regression analysis showed that deceased patients were significantly more likely to be pensioners rather than employed, aged 60-69 years rather than 40-49 years, to have all other types of cancer rather than breast cancer, and to be in Stage 3 or 4 of the disease rather than in Stage 1 of the disease. Conclusion: There is a greater necessity for psychosocial research in order to achieve optimal health for patients with cancer, and in turn, to improve the survival of cancer patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)720-723
Number of pages4
JournalSingapore Medical Journal
Volume50
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009

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Malaysia
Tertiary Healthcare
Teaching Hospitals
Neoplasms
Breast Neoplasms
Survival
Tertiary Care Centers
Survival Rate
Logistic Models
Regression Analysis
Health

Keywords

  • Cancer characteristics
  • Cancer profile
  • Sociodemographic profile
  • Survivorship status
  • Tertiary care

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  • Medicine(all)

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Suthahar, A., Gurpreet, K., Ambigga, D., Maniam, T., Dhachayani, S., Ismail, F., & Adlina, S. (2009). A profile of cancer patient outcomes from a tertiary care teaching hospital in Malaysia. Singapore Medical Journal, 50(7), 720-723.

A profile of cancer patient outcomes from a tertiary care teaching hospital in Malaysia. / Suthahar, Ariaratnam; Gurpreet, K.; Ambigga, D.; Maniam, T.; Dhachayani, S.; Ismail, Fuad; Adlina, S.

In: Singapore Medical Journal, Vol. 50, No. 7, 07.2009, p. 720-723.

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Suthahar, A, Gurpreet, K, Ambigga, D, Maniam, T, Dhachayani, S, Ismail, F & Adlina, S 2009, 'A profile of cancer patient outcomes from a tertiary care teaching hospital in Malaysia', Singapore Medical Journal, vol. 50, no. 7, pp. 720-723.
Suthahar A, Gurpreet K, Ambigga D, Maniam T, Dhachayani S, Ismail F et al. A profile of cancer patient outcomes from a tertiary care teaching hospital in Malaysia. Singapore Medical Journal. 2009 Jul;50(7):720-723.
Suthahar, Ariaratnam ; Gurpreet, K. ; Ambigga, D. ; Maniam, T. ; Dhachayani, S. ; Ismail, Fuad ; Adlina, S. / A profile of cancer patient outcomes from a tertiary care teaching hospital in Malaysia. In: Singapore Medical Journal. 2009 ; Vol. 50, No. 7. pp. 720-723.
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