Prospective study of symptom control in 133 cases of palliative care inpatients in Shatin Hospital

Title

Prospective study of symptom control in 133 cases of palliative care inpatients in Shatin Hospital

Creator

Lo RS; Ding A; Chung TK; Woo J

Publisher

Palliative Medicine

Date

1999

Subject

Female; Hospitalization; Male; Adult; Prospective Studies; Aged; quality of life; 80 and over; Human; Palliative Care; Neoplasms/th [Therapy]; Middle Age; Health Care; Quality Assurance; Hong Kong/ep [Epidemiology]; Neoplasms/ep [Epidemiology]

Description

We report a prospective study assessing the prevalence and severity of physical and nonphysical symptoms, and the benefits from treatment and intervention, in advanced cancer patients presenting to a local palliative care unit in Hong Kong. Patients were assessed by a modified version of the support team assessment schedule (STAS). The study highlighted some symptoms which needed better control, and also reinforced the team morale by demonstrating aspects where there was definite improvement. In general, the STAS was found to be practicable and acceptable by our patients and staff. The most important benefit gained from the study was the successful dissemination of the concept of audit and quality assurance throughout the unit, which is essential for continuous improvement in the future.
1999

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

335-40

Issue

4

Volume

13

Citation

Lo RS; Ding A; Chung TK; Woo J, “Prospective study of symptom control in 133 cases of palliative care inpatients in Shatin Hospital,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed January 26, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11815.

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